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Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Distance PR!

I set a new distance PR with today’s run.  14 miles is now officially the longest single distance I’ve ever run!  I wasn’t too happy with today’s run though, despite the new achievement; I felt very sluggish after mile #10 and was slowing off pace…  I was doing fine up until then (mile #10), but that’s when things started changing.  First, the sun came out and it was already humid!  The temp wasn’t too bad though and there was a slight wind to keep me somewhat cool. 

That’s not all…  I developed a blister at mile #12 but sucked it up and continued.  The biggest kick in the nuts was, the fact that I ran out of water…  I was about two miles from home and wasn’t about to quit.  I walked a ¼ mile just to regain focus then finished off the last mile with a slow jog.  It’s done, and I was thinking how crazy it would have been if I had to finish another 10 miles (for a total of 26.2 miles).  I’m trying to figure out that strategy…

#1  9:28
#2  9:49
#3  10:02
#4  10:03
#5  9:52
#6  9:57
#7  10:18
#8  10:24
#9  10:41
#10  10:57
#11  11:08
#12  11:25
#13  12:20
#14  13:35

14 @ 2:29:56 (10:3 3pace).  I am aiming for an overall 9:30-10:00 min/mile pace.  Take care and have a great weekend! 

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


  1. Not that I follow my own advice, but it looks like you need some nutrition around mile 10. Like maybe Nuun or Gu or something. I know on my runs my last 2 miles are usually much slower and it is also when I start wishing for potato chips (salt).

  2. Haha, I have trouble following my own advise at times too... My nutrition hasn't been "on point" lately and I need to get it in gear! Gu energy gel to the reascue! ;p