Monday, October 5, 2009

Fun run on the Boards & 21 miler back home

It was a quick recovery week, as the countdown to Philly is less than 8 weeks away.
My oldest son & I went to Wildwood for the weekend, to check out the Monster Truck races on the beach. We got up Saturday morning, and after breakfast, headed out to the boardwalk. He was on his bike, and I was running alongside him. We did the whole boards... 4 miles. I was proud of him, he was pushing the pace. We did the 4 miles in 35:16, for a 8:48 avg. He pushed me the last mile, and we did that in 8:24. He had the hammer down!
We got home early Sunday morning, so he could make his noon soccer game. Around 3:00pm, I got out for my 21 mile run. It was pretty warm out when I started, my guess is the low 70's.
I had seen that my running buds Shoreturtle & Progman2000 met up and ran 20 in the early morning. They kicked butt, avg. 9:30's with mile 20 at 8:00min. Pretty impressive. The one thing between Turtle & I is this silly competitiveness we have. After seeing their time, I felt the foolish need to best their time. I started out running 8:45's for the 1st 12 miles. I slowed a bit for the next 5 miles, avg. around 9:30's, but the damage had been done. My legs were toast. I hung on for the remainder, actually hit 10:53 for a mile, and finished the 21 miler in 3:18:27, a 9:27 avg.
I need to be smarter about my long runs. Maybe I'll learn someday.

7 comments:

Marci said...

Still a good pace for your 21 miler! Well done!

joyRuN said...

Good job holding on with the heavy legs!

Denise said...

It's been hard for me to slow myself down on the long runs. But I gotta do it!! It's all about time on feet, speed work is during the week.

doyoutri said...

Philly will be here before you know it.

KimsRunning said...

That's an awesome pace!! Starting out fast is a major problem with us runners. All we think about is beating someone else's times....LOL...but be PROUD! You were still able to finish that run, which means you CAN do that pace, right???

Darrell said...

Nuthin' wrong with a little friendly competition. Just don't let it get to you in the real race.

Ted said...

Good Luck at the Asbury Park Marathon this Sunday !! Sending good vibes and energy for you and Progman as well. Kick a$$ dude !!!