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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sweet 16

Another wonderful morning for a run!  The starting temp was just under 60f and ending temp was 82f…  I got off to a late start because I overslept…  Blah…

Well, I wasn’t too sure about today’s distance and didn’t think I’d finish.  Negativity aside, I took off and kept pace very well.  I felt really fine up until the 14 mile point; I think I blew a head gasket because that’s when the “brain-pain” kicked in…  I got this really weird feeling that I was going to get a headache…  Thankfully I didn’t… 

Well, I have to admit that I was getting really bored out there today…  I didn’t venture out of the neighborhood, as planned, but I may consider it for the next big run…  So, I knocked out the 16 mile run (in the neighborhood) and only walked about a ¼ mile of it today…  Good news, I didn’t run out of water…  I had pre-positioned a liter of Gatorade-water mix on the front porch so I could refill my running bottles during laps…  Hydration worked out much better today than last weekend. 

#1  9:22
#2  9:46
#3  9:53
#4  10:10
#5  9:59
#6  9:57
#7  10:14
#8  10:25
#9  10:27
#10  10:28
#11  10:58
#12  10:58
#13  11:34
#14  12:14
#15  13:18
#16  12:05

16 @ 2:52:47 (10:48 pace).  A little slower than planned, but it’s done.  And, I set a new distance PR with today’s run!  Have a great weekend!  I’m taking a nap! 

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

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