Saturday, October 17, 2009

Epic Kenyan Way Long Run 16.39 Miles

Mile 1

9:24

Mile 2

7:44

Mile 3

7:21

Mile 4

7:01

Mile 5

7:13

Mile 6

7:19

Mile 7

7:12

Mile 8

7:16

Mile 9

6:57

Mile 10

6:49

Mile 11

6:52

Mile 12

6:42

Mile 13

6:29

Mile 14

6:18

Mile 15

6:06

Mile 16

6:02

Mile 17

6:11

Total Average Pace:

7:02

The first mile I ran by myself before the start of the Kenyan Way Long Run. Pretty slow I know. Initially we started at a modest 7:44 pace. Sam Rodriguez was in the group and we chatted up a bit, joked around before the epic finish at the end. After a few water stops we gradually started increasing the pace. When we reached sub 7 pace that is when all hell broke loose and the pace started rising rapidly. Sam increased the intensity as usual but these days I felt more than up to the challenge as I ran right along side of him. This sort of fueled the fire because we both felt really good and neither felt like backing down. It helped that it was nice and cool, pretty much perfect outside. We finally reached a crescendo where we were doing 5:50 pace on the 17th mile which must have been his 19th mile? Anyway I was very pleased and Sam looked really relaxed during the run as we were both conversing up until the last .39 miles. Sam is in great shape.

1 comment:

Day Dreamer said...

Hey man, this was a lot of fun. You're absolutely right in that we just fed off each other as the miles passed. Great stuff.