Saturday, August 28, 2010

18 turned 20 . . .

Crazy, right?! Needless to say, we miscalculated our out and back to the 9 mile loop that we always run. The plan was 5 miles to the loop, the shark loop, 5 miles back. This totals 19 miles instead of 18, not 20. When we arrived at the shark loop and had already run 5.4 miles, I knew we'd be running 20 miles.

We started at 4:30 AM and just wanted to take it easy and warm up for the first 5 miles.

8:39
8:35
8:42
8:45
8:41

There were 105 runners at the shark loop. The shark loop is amazing! It is put on by volunteers and there are gatorade stops every 2 miles!

8:36
8:22
8:35
8:39
8:45
8:40
8:39
8:21
8:36

We continued on for the last few miles down Bayshore.

8:25
8:31
8:15
8:18 (we had completed 18 here and decided to slow down for the last .. no stopping, just slowing down to make it an even 20).

8:31
8:31

Total: 20 miles in 2:51:16 (avg. pace 8:33). I have never run 20 miles this fast!!

I hope you all had great runs this morning, too!

5 comments:

  1. omg that is such a fast pace! and EXTRA fast for a 20 miler. want to come move in with me and train me to do that?! awesome awesome job.

    and i love how you turned it into 20. that's totally something i would do :)

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  2. Way to get to 20 today- you did awesome super fast! I took me pretty much the exact same time to do 18. I see some Boston in your future!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh. look at thos splits girl!

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  4. Nicely done on the 20 miles!! Super speedy!!

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