Sunday, September 13, 2009
So much to say, so much to say, so much to say (as Dave Matthews Band sings).
I opted to do out and back. I thought about driving out 23 miles, but there were unknowns along the 23 miles, and I was not sure if it was best. If I had a sudden injury, needed to use facilities, etc...then I could be very stuck. A nice cool 55 degrees to start under the stars. By the time I was through, it was in the mid 70s. And I sure felt it!
Some notable things on my run: the cows who decided to run along side me, the onery dogs who just have to bark because you pass by, the elderly man picking tomatoes out of his garden who chatted for a quick second, and the rooster who crowed to tell all the sleepy heads to get up. The rooster made it very comical because I had my own dialogue about what he was thinking/saying when he crowed.
I did pack a pb on wheat and cut it in quarters. I opted to try it in lieu of a clif bar and it was a nice change! No tummy issues from it. I am not sure if I took in enough calories, but I am too wiped to figure that out right now. I took in a clif bar right before my run, and had plenty of h20. i took in clif blocks 4 different times...so that adds some cals. and then the sandwich.
The last few miles were very tough. Not gonna lie. I had to do some serious self coaching, praying, and pushing to get through it.
A great moment for me, though, was seeing what the time was when I hit mile 19. As I understand it, a certain amount of time in (5 hrs, I believe)....you have to have crossed through mile 19 and be at a certain pace. I hit mile 19 at 4 hrs 34 minutes. I must repeat this performance, at a minimum, to beat that darn sweeper bus! Gotta beat the bridge!
So here is the nitty gritty:
6500 calories burned