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It appears my long run day is now Friday......

Friday, September 30, 2011

For two weeks in a row - the weather and schedules have been CRAZY - my long run day is supposed to be on Tuesday -but the weather has been horrible the last two Tuesdays so it got pushed to Thursday, and again the weather backfired......however, I wake up on Friday and it is glorious out!

I really wish I could have gone right at 8:30 this morning, the temps were in the mid 60's and MARVELOUS! however, our kitty cat had a vet appointment at 9:15...so there was no way I was going to get 10 miles in before that....

So - it was when I got home from the vet that I was able to lace up the sneakers.....It was 70' out and sunny - but not humid - and I had a pretty good amount of shade on my route, so I was psyched!!!!

I am listening to my second book on tape, and it distracted me for a while. I did make two pit stops....one at 5 miles for a 16 ounce bottle of water, and the 2nd at 7.5 miles for some more.....I can't do these long runs without the water...I know it gives me a couple of minutes where I am resting, but in the end I am still running 10 miles pretty steadily.....I will have more opportunity for water on race day - coming in smaller amounts, so I'm psyched about that.

The run was great....I hit a little wall around 8.25....but just kept on plugging.....intervals went to 3/1, I started out at 7/1......I think 6/1 might be my magic interval...

All in all...10.03 miles in 1 hour and 54 minutes.....I think the seconds were under 30.....that's about 11:30/mile....so I can keep that up for the last 3 miles and that would put me somewhere around 2:30 to finish.....

My route also has HILLS....I believe the 1/2 is FLAT, so that will help too....

I did my stretching and then I iced my ankles, calves, knees and shins....everything was kind of yelling at me....but now I am just tired, which makes me happy - my knee did not act up again!

Have a great weekend !
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