Sunday, September 17, 2006

A 24 miler in the book


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Originally uploaded by yumkerun.
Well, here's the picture to prove it. My longest run for this training program, and I don't think i'm going to push it any farther. I ran 38.64K, which translates into 24 miles. The last 6K past the 32K mark were tough as I knew it was optional, but I did it in 3:29:20 with an average pace of 5:24Ks or 8:24 miles. In my mind, marathon day will push me to run at my true pace of between 4:45 to 5 minute Ks and for that final 2.2 miles. Physically, I think i'm just about there. The mental game will have to be solid.

3 comments:

Sonia said...

Wow!! Truly impressive, congrats on the 24 miler!! You were almost at the marathon distance! That's awesome. =)

rb said...

holy crap. Why didn't you just drive? ;)

yumke said...

Crazy huh? The first hour felt long, as did the last 45 minutes, but everything in between wasn't bad at all.