20 miles easy in 2:47. No phone at the moment, so no photos…
With warm-up and cool-down yesterday, I ended up with 5 miles. Honestly, I wasn’t sore, even yesterday. I don’t think I have to turnover to really hurt myself in a race like that right now. I mean, it wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t as hard as a mile should be. I just couldn’t get my legs to turn over faster.
I was afraid that this morning’s long run, the nice round 20 miles, would be a slog. But, I woke up at 4:00, we were out of the house by 4:35, and running before 5:00 (yeah… driving downtown for a run does stink). I wasn’t too tired, I wasn’t sore, and I was actually pretty excited to run.
I ran the first 14 on the roads while Rach ran her 10. Then, when I got home, I finished the last 6 on the treadmill.
It was slightly cooler, about 73 degrees, but the humidity was nasty. Thankfully it didn’t take it out of me too much. I refilled my bottle once during the first 14, then drained another bottle during the last 6 for a total of about 60 ounces over 20 miles. Not bad.
The surprising part? No gels. No calories from the time I woke up til I finished the run. Just water. I never felt like my energy was low, either. It was nice!
I’m thankful to still be riding the running high from the last 2 weeks. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts!