Sunday, September 17, 2006

A 24 miler in the book

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.


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.