Saturday, August 20, 2011
14 mile run on the day of my 500th blog post!!
Wow...have I really posted 500 times since starting this blog a year and a half ago? Crazy. Well, this morning my (literal) trooper of a husband got up with me at 5:30, after he only got home from his shift at 3am. We were out the door by 5:45 to start our 14 mile run. It was dark and cloudy when we started out, I even saw a couple of lightning strikes off in the distance, but had hope that the storm was just over the mountains and would miss us. We used the 3:1 run-walk ratio right from the beginning of the run. We both have knees that bother us so we wanted to make sure we'd be able to make it the whole way. Things went along just fine. At the half-way and turn around point we had been averaging about an 11 min/mile pace, including the walking breaks. On the way back, we did take one extra walking break when my husband's knee was really hurting him, which slowed our overall pace. But we were still able to finish it out strong, and actually even ended up doing 14.16 miles total in about 2 hours 44 minutes. And just as we were about a block from our house, it started to rain - timed it perfectly! :)