5:43/KM = 9:12/mi
Compared to 37 KM in August ’09:
6:19/KM = 10:10/mi
The non-stop hills took their toll by the end of the run. All of our long runs incorporate several big climbs, but I was feeling it today. Slowed down and walked more than I would have liked during the last 10K, but I held on the best I could and didn’t let it ruin my run. The hard ones make us stronger.
For some reason, I was so dehydrated today! It was cool but muggy (supposed to rain, but it didn’t… I was wishing it would!) and I noticed that I was sweating more than normal. I was coated in salt and felt like my legs wanted to cramp up, despite drinking water like a champ all week, 60+ oz during the run (I even asked someone for a refill from their hose!) plus a bottle of gatorade plus my electrolyte capsules plus my usual gels. I was hurting by the end and still feel like I can’t replenish. Not sure what’s up with that…
Edited to add: Not enough Body Glide! Of course I didn’t discover this until I got in the shower. Ouchie!
A local half marathon was taking place today and we found ourselves on the course. It was an out-and-back and we ended up on the “back” portion for a short stretch, appearing as front runners (we have impeccable timing)! Many runners cheered for us, thinking we were leading the race. We did not correct them. 🙂 (The first and second place runners did eventually pass us. Don’t worry, we kept out of their way.) It was a fun distraction in the middle of our run, and I got to high-five Sarah‘s hubby who was out running a great race.
I’m glad that’s done! Bring on taper.