Sunday, September 21, 2008

What a Day!

I'm not going to include to MotionBased link to my long run today because something got screwed up and the time does not do this run justice. This morning I started out my house around 6:15. Since we only have 1 car, I had to run to Tenafly to meet the running group I've been running with for the past 2 weeks. When I got Tenafly I was already 4.65 miles in to what was going to be a 20 miler. I got the to the meeting sport a little after 7 and by 7:20 we were all there. The group decided to walk up RiverEdge Rd. because they didn't want to start the run going up hill. Once we got to Knickerbocker we started to run north. The other 3 runners I was with were planning on running to Piermont, NY and then back to Tenafly. Since I already had 4.65 miles under me, I turned right on Broadway and headed towards Piermont Rd. I took Piermont Rd. straight into Tenafly and began the climb on RiverEdge Rd. I must be a glutton for punishment because this is the 2nd week in a row I had to climb a steep hill very late into a long run. Anyway, I made it up the hill, took a right on Clinton, then left on Woodbine. By the time I got Woodbine, I was at 19.5 miles. I thought to myself, I can't stop my run here, it's too far to walk back to my house. So I carried on towards New Bridge and then left on Windsor. I finished the run at the my usual spot with enough distance to walk off the run and cool down. I stopped my Garmin and saw that I ran 21.5 miles in 3:15:10. This is the first time during training I've gone past 20 miles. For who are interested, here are the mile splits for today's run.
Mile 1: 9:43
Mile 2: 8:49
Mile 3: 9:06
Mile 4: 9:17
Mile 5: 9:06
Mile 6: 9:34
Mile 7: 9:18
Mile 8: 9:19
Mile 9: 9:25
Mile 10: 9:19
Mile 11: 8:51
Mile 12: 8:45
Mile 13: 8:45
Mile 14: 8:51
Mile 15: 8:52
Mile 16: 8:46
Mile 17: 8:55
Mile 18: 9:25
Mile 19: 9:02
Mile 20: 9:07
Mile 21: 9:10
Mile 21.5: 3:45
Avg. Pace for the run 9:05

1 comment:

Ashland Dave said...

Well done on the training run! The twenty mile mark seems to be another threshold, much like the 10 mile mark for half marathoners.

Cool blog!

[Ashland] Dave
Running in the Center of the Universe podcast