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Another good run today

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I planned a 10 mile run today. I got an early start and was on the road before the sun was up (despite my wife's concerns that I'd get hit by a drunk driver in the dark). The route I take is an out and back, downhill most of the way out and therefore uphill most of the way back. I was careful to take along plenty of fluids and a couple of gels. Even though this is the coolest time of day, it is still dry and in the 70s, so hydration is key. I discovered last week that I need a lot more fluid than I had thought previously, so I followed the same hydration plan as last week. Since the goal today was just to be able to do the distance and be able to do my 4:1 alternations start to finish, I didn't try to push the speed at all. The result was that I had quite a comfortable run, I was able to stay on plan for the entire distance, and I still felt good when I got home. The total distance mapped out at 10.25 miles.

I have a sprint triathlon next weekend (with some of my classmates who will be in town for our 30 year reunion), and the following week I'll try and take the distance up a little more. I'm feeling like I'm going to be well prepared for the Fiesta Bowl half marathon in December.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COMPUCATHY 10/29/2011 6:00PM are really doing great. I think your work plans sound very well-thought-out. Good for you! Happy Halloween weekend! ...Not too much candy, now... All things in moderation! Hope you have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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CANNIE50 10/25/2011 8:19PM

    I think you sound very well prepared for your half-marathon. emoticon

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BILLALEX70 10/23/2011 8:27PM

    Way to go!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 10/23/2011 4:47PM

    I wish I had planned a little better. The weather here is phenomenal, but chores comes before running.

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SHEILA1505 10/23/2011 3:18PM

    Glad that you had a good run today.

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-AMANDA79- 10/23/2011 1:40PM

    Great work!!

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