Sunday, August 29, 2010

Long Run Sunday

Goal: 10 mile run.


Diet setbacks: see below.

I am very excited today I got up and did my 10 mile run. This is my longest run since 2003. Summer 0f 2003 I ended the summer by being able to run 10 miles several times a week, however I negated my work by not eating enough.

My carb intake was very high today, but considering I did burn like 3,00 calories I am ok with it. In fact some of the intake was on purpose to recover from the run.

The run made me very happy. My goal was for LSD and to run in 12:00 miles, I took off right before 0700 with nothing but garmin for distance purposes. I made up my route as I went. 10 miles at a 12:00 pace should be 2 hours even. I completed in 1:55 with an average pace of 11:54. I think this acceptable. I only had one split of 12:00. it was 12:50 and the majority of the mile was up one of the steepest hills in the area. It makes me want to go run that hill more often to build strength.

All of the pain in knees, hips, etc from last week was gone. I did wear my fancy brook running shirt that I bough years ago but don't wear because it is too short, now that I did wear it the fabric rubbed my nipples until they bled.

It was amazing how so much work was so relaxing today and almost seemed effortless. It was getting a little long as it went by but that ok too. Having run the 9 miles last week I told myself in my head that only one mile of this would be knew and 1 mile is easy.

I can't wait to run my 11 miler next Sunday because that will be my longest run ever.


TRI-james said...

Wear a very tight shirt or use band aides to prevent the bleeding.

Congrats on the ten miler.

abbi said...

Great job on the 10 miles! It's fun when each run is the longest yet (or at least in a long time!).

misszippy said...

Way to go on the long run! That must feel good.

Andrew Opala said...

nipple bleeding is actually very common - I agree with tri-james

I just had my longest run today, but nothing to compare to this - great job!

Moving Mertle said...

I've heard nipple chaffing is very common, but you should definitely watch the office "fun run" episode. Andy has the same problem!

Also great job on running 10miles!!!!! Have any 1/2 or full marathons in your sights?

Laura said...

Congrats on the 10 miler! Great work :-)

Andrew Opala said...

to answer you question on my blog: the bible study comes from the readings in Church and they come from the Lectionary - click on any date and it will tell you the readings that are to be used in any Catholic Church in the world for that day.

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Congrats on the 10 miles!
I just saw your other blog and see that you dived in Ginnie Springs...hubby just dived the caves there and is still talking about it....LOL I will need to get my cave certification to see what you are all enjoying!