Saturday, October 20, 2007

Saturday Run and Run and Run

It seemed like we ran forever, before it ever got daylight this morning. We started...according to my Garmin...at 5:24 AM. We ran a nice scenic route but alot of it was in the dark. In all I did exactly 17 miles.

Bonnie joined us near the 10 mile point and ran 7.5 miles with Clyde. I was ahead of him at that point. She did the 7.5 miles in 1 hour 42 minutes and 30 seconds at a pace of 13:40. We are turning her into a bona-fide runner it seems...my "TrophyBride". Meaning the one who brought the hardware home last weekend.

Me on the other hand, well I managed to run my 17 miles in 3:54:27. I think when I compare the numbers I'll find negative splits for my efforts, and that includes running into a 25+ mph wind for the last 3 miles.

I did see a shooting star before it got daylight, the second one I've seen this week!!!!

Total Miles: 17
Total Time: 3:54:27 (Not 1:54:27 like I had originally posted!!!)
Pace: 13:47
Avg HR: 132 Max HR 159

Mile 1: 15:02 Mile 9: 12:19
Mile 2: 16:39 Mile 10: 10:55
Mile 3: 13:05 Mile 11: 14:51
Mile 4: 18:11 Mile 12: 12:01
Mile 5: 12:58 Mile 13: 13:42
Mile 6: 13:45 Mile 14: 10:56
Mile 7: 13:57 Mile 15: 12:06
Mile 8: 18:40 Mile 16: 12:42
Mile 17: 12:28

The good thing about today is that even with the wind, when I was done I still felt strong, alot stronger than I did after completing 17 miles in the marathon last month. Miles 2 and 4 were definitely bathroom break miles. I have no reason or justification for Mile 8 taking over 18 minutes. I believe at that time I was running alone, scratching my head as to what I was doing then???? Mile 13.5 to 14.5 I managed to run the entire time, which surprised me that I would have the energy that late into the run to go for that distance.

10 comments:

J~mom said...

I had an 18 min mile pop up once last summer and I think it was a blip on the Garmin. You know when you walk alot or stop for some reason and I didn't. Randy you so rock to get those miles done!! You impress me each and every week!

ws said...

wow Randy you are really piling up the mileage for 2007. great job on the long run...

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Marcy said...

No Randy, you got it all wrong "trophy bride" because she's HOT!!!!!! ;D ;D And the hardware is just the icing on the cake hehe.

Mary Gee said...

I am sorry, but I can't help but noticing that Bonnie and Clyde were running together?

teacherwoman said...

What a way to start a saturday!! Nice job!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

well done!!

Randy said...

Yeppers, Bonnie and Clyde are out running around the countryside again, but I don't think we have anything to worry about with regard to banks being robbed this time......

Nikki said...

Gosh look at mile 10 and 14!! I think I would be passed out at Tim Hortons waiting for you guys to swing back and drag my ass home!

you and those early rise times...YIKES!

Great run! To you and Bonnie!

Wes said...

Nice run, Randy! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to be stronger att the end of the run. That's progress!!!