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11 mile long run

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The weather was cooperative so I decided I better give it a try.
I ran a little faster with average heart rate at 141. My time was 2:28.24, avg. pace 4.4 mph.
At the 10 mile marker my time was 2hrs.16 min. , almost 6:30 min faster than my last long run of 10 miles only 5 days ago. There is a small chance that I had not quite recovered from my cold then but I still suspect that it was the absence of dairy in the last two days, especially since my pulse was 10-15 beats lower during normal activity than it had been during the days I had dairy.
I have only 10 days left until the race. Rather than a normal taper of 2 weeks I'm going to try a couple of shorter runs at a slightly higher pace over the coming week, maybe a slightly longer run on the weekend.
My chance of setting a PR (better than 2:47 two years ago) is still fairly small but if the weather is half decent I should still have fun. emoticon

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KELTIC-CARA 2/25/2013 6:39PM



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JBHURST 2/24/2013 10:59AM

    Good luck breaking you PR! emoticon

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LOSER05 2/22/2013 9:10AM

    emoticon emoticon

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WOUBBIE 2/21/2013 10:20AM

    Wow. Amazing what a difference the dairy makes. Good going, Birgit!

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CINDYTW 2/21/2013 9:46AM


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LEW0213 2/21/2013 9:38AM

    WoW! Keep us posted. You are an inspiration.


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ERIN1957 2/21/2013 4:49AM

    awesome job!

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SPSPSP1 2/21/2013 1:22AM

    Congrats on your progress!

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