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A nice long run to finish the year!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

My husband and I ran together, well, let's say at the same time. He covered almost 8 miles during the time it took me to do 6 miles.
The whole run was on a gravel road, slight elevations, so I expected to be a little slower. Overall I'm happy with the results.
Temperatures in the upper 30's, very little wind and sunny.
I ran 6 miles in 1:21 hour, average heart rate 133 (a little slower again because it's a long run), average speed 4.4 mph, calories burned about 600.
From now on I will increase my long runs by about 10 minutes and, hopefully, by about 1 mile per week until 2 weeks before the half-marathon when I'll start to taper.
Tomorrow will be a rest day from running so I'm hoping to go for a trail ride with my daughter.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OUTDOORSY_DAD 1/1/2012 6:05AM

    What an awesome way to end the year.
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Looks like you have put a successful training plan together.

All the best with the coming year and your half.

Outdoorsy Dad

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DEC2DEC 1/1/2012 12:00AM

    Sounds like a great way to end the year. Hope your ride tomorrow has good weather!

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HISTORYRUNNER 12/31/2011 9:10PM

    A great way to wrap up the year. Way to go on your perseverance in running! Happy New Year and keep up the good work! emoticon

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