16 September, 2007

20 miles, done and dusted

I went out to do errands this morning and started immediately w/ the allergies (ragweed is still hanging around), so made the decision to do my long run on the treadmill. So, 20 miles on the treadmill, done and dusted.

I was bored senseless about 3 miles into it, racked my brain for a good excuse to stop there, but kept going. Around mile 7, looked for a good excuse to stop, but knew I'd regret not getting in the miles, so I kept going.

After that, I felt pretty good and cruised until mile 13-14, when I started feeling pretty creaky in my knees, including some twinges in left ITB. Stretched, walked a minute or so to give the legs a different motion, then started up again. I dug deep and was able to do the last 5 miles faster than the first 15, so I was pretty pleased with that.

Final time was 4:05, and probably add in a few minutes for stretching, etc. I don't see any chance of breaking 5 hours this year, but 5:15 looks like a reasonable goal, and believe me when I tell you that'll be a huge PR for me.

Phew, glad that's over, bring on the taper!!!

1 comment:

Deck Ape said...

20 miles on a tread mill has to be pure hell. My hat is off to you Liz.. Keep up the good work..