Saturday, December 26, 2009

24 Mile Long Run - Pain & Suffering

Mile 1 7:28
Mile 2 7:05
Mile 3 6:53
Mile 4 6:46
Mile 5 6:43
Mile 6 6:43
Mile 7 6:43
Mile 8 6:47
Mile 9 6:54
Mile 10 7:16
Mile 11 7:21
Mile 12 7:21
Mile 13 7:27
Mile 14 7:26
Mile 15 7:06
Mile 16 7:35
Mile 17 7:51
Mile 18 6:59
Mile 19 6:28
Mile 20 6:35
Mile 21 6:57
Mile 22 7:34
Mile 23 8:37
Mile 24 9:20
Total Average Pace: 7:15

The plan was to do 24 miles, 6 of them at around 6 minute pace. It didn't quite happen that way, but I completed the 24 miles. I started the first 9 with Sean. The only thing that probably threw me off a little is I didn't drink or take any salt the first 9 miles. I usually do this on my 17+ mile long runs but I didn't do it this time. I lose a lot of salt when I run so this something that I usually have to pay attention to. At mile 18 I was supposed to start the 6 minute pace run, but I just didn't have it. So I ran by effort and by mile 23 I was running 8:34 pace. At then end of the run the area below my knee around the top of my shin area was hurting pretty bad. I'm going to have to pay attention to this to make sure it doesn't become chronic or worse. I'm glad I completed the last 20+ miler before the marathon. I'm ready to experience this so called tapering process!

3 comments:

:o) said...

OMG. You are actually human!!! YAY! ;o)

Bill Blancett said...

Anon,

LOL, Unfortunately after this run I felt extremely "human". :-)

Bill

Day Dreamer said...

Hey man, days like that day are tough, but valuable. Tapering will feel good for ya.