Saturday, October 26, 2013
I ran 15.05 miles this morning, my longest run to date. My previous record was 14.3 in November 2012. It felt good. I don't think it challenged my cardio even once, but I felt it in my glutes. I ran the fastest mile by myself, the last one; my group ran 14 but I wanted more. We had originally been scheduled to run 15 but the group decided on 14, so I just took on being a bit independent. My Garmin rewarded me by lighting up the Distance Personal Record, so that was exciting!
We ran it in 3 hours and 26 minutes for an average pace of 13 minutes and 40-something seconds per mile. It was a hilly course, but great weather. We started at 5 am and 59 degrees. Saw a gorgeous sunrise with lots of pink, gold and blue. I want to run the Lakeland Half Marathon in 2:30, which requires a much faster 11 minute 24 second pace. Not sure I can do it, but it won't hurt to try.
My weight was at 124.4 at 4am. Pretty soon I'm just going to blog my weekly average and begin the process of being less obsessed with the scale. I am getting more and more confident that I can maintain an average of 126.
Life is good! Spark On!!