Monday, May 02, 2005

Trail Note

Saturday I ran over 11 miles for my longest run in over a year. I didn't really feel up to it when I woke up, but got out on the trail anyway. It was cool and rainy, but not actually raining, so perfect long run weather. I did not bring water; this should be the last long run where I don't. I'm going to have to figure out the optimal water/food carrying system very soon. Jeff ran the beginning of the run with me, turning around at the 3.5 mile point. It was helpful having him on the run to get me going. By the time he turned around for home, I was into a great groove. I timed a lot of the miles and found that my pace was pretty consistent, between 8:40 and 8:30 minute miles, slightly faster on the way back. I felt tired, but good when I finished. My biggest issue now are the sore spots where clothing rubbed; I need to remember Body Glide for the next long run.

So, if I count my biking miles (4 miles of biking equaling 1 mile of running), I exceeded my 30 miles for the week!


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