Sunday, September 21, 2008

First Hammergel before we started left me dry heaving, and I was pretty sure it was going to end up on top of the wrapper at the bottom of the trash barrel. Not a good sign to start.

But, as the run began, things clicked. I managed 3 more fuelings at mile 5, 10, 15 without puking (good)! In fact, the warmer it got, the better it tasted (go figure).

The last half was a strong negative split, and I had more left! What a great feeling :-) last three miles at race pace without really trying.

My worst problem is a blister that has reformed on my left foot. No big deal, I can run through that kind of pain.

Thanks, Rick and Karen for supporting me on this run! It wouldn't have been such a success without you--your pacing (Rick) and water stops (Karen)!

Route:--Elev. Avg:743 ft
Location:Blue Springs, MOElev. Gain:-13 ft
Date:09/21/08Up/Downhill: [+1000/-1013]
Time:06:56 AMDifficulty:4.0 / 5.0
Weather:A Few Clouds
 66 F temp; 86% humidity
 66 F heat index; winds S 5

Distance: 20.01 miles
Speed:6.5 mph
Pace:9' 14 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 28+0' 146.3-0.2+3 ft
29' 23+0' 096.4-0.1-14 ft
39' 38+0' 246.2-0.30 ft
49' 22+0' 086.4-0.10 ft
59' 23+0' 096.4-0.1-10 ft
69' 21+0' 076.4-0.1+20 ft
79' 41+0' 276.2-0.3-19 ft
89' 24+0' 106.4-0.1+23 ft
99' 16+0' 026.5-0.0-3 ft
109' 18+0' 046.5-0.0+6 ft
119' 14+0' 006.5-0.0-9 ft
129' 09-0' 056.5+0.1+17 ft
139' 25+0' 116.4-0.1+7 ft
148' 53-0' 216.8+0.30 ft
159' 07-0' 076.6+0.1-6 ft
169' 02-0' 126.6+0.1-20 ft
179' 06-0' 086.6+0.1+13 ft
188' 52-0' 226.8+0.3-4 ft
198' 41-0' 336.9+0.40 ft
208' 35-0' 397.0+0.50 ft
end8' 20-0' 547.2+0.7-16 ft
Versus average of 9' 14 min/mile

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steve said...

nice work....saw you on twitter and wanted to check out the details.

what flavor hammer gel if you don't mind me asking?


runner-grrl said...

Thanks for the comment :-) I used Vanilla flavored Hammergel. I made this change after really having a very hard time with other, more sugary options.

Rick said...

Great job on the run this morning! I now have more confidence than ever that you will BQ in Chicago.

runner-grrl said...

Thanks, Rick! I actually feel like the hard work has paid off and I'm ready! I'm on cloud 9 after such a great 20 miler this close to Chicago :-) I'm trying to imagine what it's going to feel like to finally qualify. You've really helped me get here, too. Thank you!

Jesse said...

Great job! Good to hear you had a good day too! The feeling of a great run is like none other- even sweeter for a 20 miler. You're on your way to to BQ! And thanks for your wonderful encouragement!

runner-grrl said...

Thanks, Jesse! I know you're first marathon is going to rock. You are so prepared! Thanks for all of your encouragement also! Chicago is just going to be a blast!