Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I have never run this far in my life

Last night's WOD was going to be a 13.1 mile run Time Trial. To work it out in Central Park, so that I would know the exact distance it ended up being 13.75 miles. On the way home from work, I stepped off a curb and my leg buckled, that's how sore I was. I had no idea how I was going to get this done. Luckily, my running partner Gerrit came along to keep me going.

It was 90 degrees when we started at 6pm. I brought my 4 bottle fuel belt, which I have to retire as it is too big (I bought it when as Max likes to say I was woefully out of shape). Needless to say it bounced around.

We finished in 2:04:29 for an average of 9:03 minute miles. First 6.02 was covered in 50:13, second 6.02 was covered in 57:32 and the last 1.71 miles took 16:43.

Was able to wring out my clothes when we were done. I was cooked. Amazingly, my legs feel so much better today than yesterday. Who would have thought? No other aches or pains from the run either. I am cautiously optimistic about my expectations for Timberman.

4 comments:

  1. Great results - I always assumed you had run a marathon before - good work.

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  2. I had the same feeling. Yesterday I was absolutely dead and could barely move an inch. Today everything feels fine and strong.
    Good to see we beat your goal of 10 minute miles ;-)

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