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Saturday, August 20, 2011

18 Miles

I set off for my planned 18 mile run today and managed to get through 7.5 miles outside before I made the decision to finish my workout indoors…  It was extremely hot and the temp was quickly reaching 80f degrees…  I felt like I was getting ready to suffer from some heat-related illness too, so I decided to return home and finish my run on the treadmill…  So, doing my math; I had 10.5 miles to run on the “dreadmill.”  It was absolutely boring.  But I reached my mileage goal today. 

18 total miles @ 3:06:29 (10:21 pace), not including the 20 minute cool down for my "walk of shame" home; I was over a mile away from the casa...   

I cannot count this as a distance PR since it was actually two separate runs/distances…  I was able to work on pacing better on the treadmill though; historically, I’ve dropped significant time off my pace after the 10-12 mile point.  Although indoors, today’s 10.5 miles on the treadmill wasn’t easy…  I set the speed to 6.2mph with 1 degree of incline and finished at 5.8mph.  I guess the 7.5 mile run outside combined with the heat stress took a lot out of me.  

 I hope the temps start to cool off soon.  I have a 20 miler next weekend and I want to complete it all outdoors…  Blah… 

Four weeks until the marathon.  Have a nice weekend and be safe! 

Happy running and God bless!
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, and always keep faith"
2 Timothy 4:7

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