Sunday, June 26, 2011

10 miles, and my legs didn't fall off.

Yesterday's 10 miler was tough!
I consider the run to be a PDR (personal distance record) because I haven't attempted to run that distance in at least one year. Though in the past I've completed a full marathon, and a 13.1 mile hike up Pikes Peak, the 10 miles yesterday just felt ridiculous. 
Ridiculous, but in a good way :-) That's the best way I know to describe it. It was humid, the sun was beating down on me, and I was battling a mild hangover (oops). The night before, I should have stuck with one drink + lots of water instead of two drinks, followed by Qdoba at 1AM. I wasn't feeling too bad, but it definitely couldn't have helped my cause. Live and learn, right?

Anyhow, I somehow got through and finished ok. Slow and steady, baby!
Something that may have helped... I wore my new shirt that I ordered from SkinnyRunner and I'd like to think it gave me super powers. Either that, or boosted my sarcasm by 10%. Love this :-)

Some stats, thanks to my Garmin Forerunner:
The run was split into two separate 'activities' because I took too long taking photos on my gel break, haha.

First Half:
Avg Pace

Second Half:
Avg Pace
Avg Moving Pace:12:38 min/mi
Best Pace:09:33 min/mi

Heart Rate
Avg HR:166 bpm
Max HR:181 bpm
(The max amount is 98% of my capacity!)

Pre-run: Powerade + 1/2 PB sandwich
During: 1/2 Powerade / 1/2 water mix, 1 GU pack
After: Smoothie with protein powder, PB, spinach, chia seeds, cherries, almond milk
- Do not go out the night before a long run. If sister is in town and / or socializing is otherwise imminent, reschedule long run.
- Now that marathon training has begun, this is how my entire summer will likely end up... no going out on Friday nights. Not sure how I feel about that.
- Pick an interesting route for your run. I used the Hank Aaron State Trail and passed the Veterans Affairs grounds, and Miller Park (Brewers Stadium). I ran through the parking lots and concourses, and it was like my own personal tailgate party.

You do the talking: What's your PDR? Don't be shy, let's have some show and tell. I know you're all badass gals (and maybe dudes?) out there! 
If you haven't run the distance in awhile, do you 'start over' with distances covered? Also, what interesting / cool places are on your running routes?


Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches said...

My PDR is a marathon, but at the moment, you couldn't force me to run more than 7. Just no way, no how. It almost doesn't feel real that I actually ran 26.2 miles. Who does that? Lol!

Laura said...

That's a big chunk of mileage, Lindsay! Damn girl!

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Awesome run! My PDR is a marathon as well. I ran it last May and haven't attempted a long run in a VERY long time. I will probably run anywhere from 5-7 on most days and then I crosstrain. Why kill my legs if I don't have to?!?! Your smoothie sounds delish by the way :)

Becca said...

Good job on the run! The marathon training is much harder the marathon itself (in my opinion)! I just found your blog from SkinnyRunner today. I have to know - how do I get a job like yours!? Is it as awesome as it sounds?

Tina said...

What kind of headphones do you use?