Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beautiful 16 mile run (2:07:42)

Family totals for today:
21 miles running
26 miles biking

How do you get all this work done? You get up early!

I left the house at 5:00 am and ran up to the aqueduct. Just as I began running along the aqueduct it started to rain, not hard, but just enough to keep me cool. There were some beautiful clouds that created an even more spectacular sunrise. I made it out to the turn around at Highland and started running back. I increased my pace to around 7:00/mi mile 7 and 8. After almost exactly 8 miles, I met Clay, Dale, and Chuck running the other direction. This wasn't an coincedence, I had planned this meeting with Clay on Friday. I then made a u-turn, and continued around the turn and back on the dirt side of the aqueduct. I finished the run home for 16 miles in 2:07:42 or just under 8:00 pace on average.

I then tagged Andi who left on her bike to meet up with Clay. See Clay's blog for details. She biked 26 miles with Clay and then transitioned to the run and ran 5 miles. By now it was almost 10:00am and heating up quickly. She came back tired and dehydrated. So by 10:00am we had run 21 miles and biked 26 miles. Not a bad morning.

Here are my mile splits on the run: 8:54, 9:13, 8:20, 8:15, 7:54, 7:41, 7:32, 7:00, 8:19, 7:59, 7:55, 8:01, 8:10, 8:20, 7:16, 6:53. First two miles up hill, last two miles down hill.

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