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First Twenty Mile Run...

Monday, February 18, 2013

...DONE.

And it cost me 1 Cliff Bar, 2 GU Energy Gels, 20 oz.Powerade Zero, the beginnings of 4 toe blisters, and 4 hours. That's relatively inexpensive for an afternoon's recreation. Other than the blisters, I feel pretty OK, but I'm going to give them a few days off so they don't go crazy on me.

The Strava website where I uploaded from my Garmin said I burned 3,333 calories. The above fuel amounted to 440 calories in addition to the 1800 or so that I normally get from my meals. I think this day puts me back on track after going a little overboard on Valentine's day and my birthday followed by a weekend of entertaining and being entertained.
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EATVEGAN 2/26/2013 11:23PM

    That is impressive. emoticon

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BOILHAM 2/21/2013 9:57AM

    Wow, 20 miles in 4 hours is a great time. Good job. You have already learned to take in a lot of food during the long runs. One of the mistakes I made was not refueling enough during those long runs. In my case, I just wasn't getting any hunger signals, and I just didn't eat enough. I read somewhere that it is the 2nd biggest mistake, not taking in enough fuel for a marathon. Second to the famous "started too fast" number one mistake.
Keep up the good work. When can we start calling you a Geezer too? You can hold out until you turn 62, but that's the max allowable age!
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IRISHF 2/19/2013 11:53AM

    That's fantastic!

I can't do GU, my stomach won't tolerate it. I eat pretzels, banana...used to cut up a Luna bar into pieces and stuff it into a ziplock. Hard candies...

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MEXGAL1 2/19/2013 9:41AM

    Wow, that is totally awesome.
Way to go!
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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PMRUNNER 2/19/2013 9:19AM

    Way to go!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 2/19/2013 7:49AM

    Wow! Congratulations! I'm about to put in my first 20 miles for a week and you've done it in a day!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/19/2013 6:41AM

    Whew! That's approximately my effort for the week.
Good job!

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MOBYCARP 2/18/2013 9:03PM

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20 miles! Right now, I can only imagine. That's longer than the total miles I'm putting into three runs a week right now.

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TWINZMOM7 2/18/2013 8:32PM

  20 miles....amazing

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DANIELLE_FIT440 2/18/2013 8:20PM

    Congratulations!

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