|Start Time||8/30/2014 5:29 AM (UTC-05:00)||Category||My Activities:Running|
|Average pace||08:05 min/mi||Max. pace||06:29 min/mi|
|Weather||Sunny; 76.3 °F|
18M @ 810-901
I'm really happy with this run especially after yesterday's debacle!
I run an really loop of Memorial Park before the group got together at 6 AM. There were 10 today. I made the decision on the fly to try running with the lead group right from the start. After yesterday and my crash-and-burn 18-mile attempt 2 weeks ago, this probably seems like a stupid idea. Well, it may have been but I reasoned that maybe, just maybe the slower pace I've been running my long runs has somehow tired me out quicker. Yes, I know that's counter-intuitive. But maybe the cadence or something was giving me the problems.
So I launched with the front runners and never looked at my watch. I just ran. I actually felt really good - bordering on great - up until about 10 miles in. At that point, I fell back and ended up in a "no man's land" - running slower than the lead group but faster than the middle group - which meant I was on my own. In retrospect, it was fine (althought at the time it didn't seem so great since there was no conversation to move me along).
Once back at the park, I needed a little under 4 miles to finish. I was tempted to bail out as we passed the parking lot. I stopped, walked, gathered my composure, gave myself a prep talk, "You've got a great run going. Don't blow it now. Just finish one loop plus at whatever pace." The pace was well off my earlier fastest but it was still respectable. I made the loop with a couple stops then added on to get the planned 18 miles.
This was a good run and I really needed it!
|1||5:29:35 AM||0.00 mi||00:08:45||1.00 mi||08:45 min/mi|
|2||5:38:21 AM||1.00 mi||00:08:26||1.00 mi||08:26 min/mi|
|3||5:46:46 AM||2.00 mi||00:08:30||1.00 mi||08:30 min/mi|
|4||5:56:11 AM||3.00 mi||00:08:05||1.00 mi||08:05 min/mi|
|5||6:14:25 AM||4.00 mi||00:07:34||1.00 mi||07:34 min/mi|
|6||6:21:59 AM||5.00 mi||00:07:57||1.00 mi||07:57 min/mi|
|7||6:33:48 AM||6.00 mi||00:07:35||1.00 mi||07:35 min/mi|
|8||6:41:24 AM||7.00 mi||00:07:50||1.00 mi||07:50 min/mi|
|9||6:52:01 AM||8.00 mi||00:07:41||1.00 mi||07:41 min/mi|
|10||7:03:33 AM||9.00 mi||00:07:50||1.00 mi||07:50 min/mi|
|11||7:14:38 AM||10.00 mi||00:07:40||1.00 mi||07:40 min/mi|
|12||7:22:19 AM||11.00 mi||00:08:00||1.00 mi||08:00 min/mi|
|13||7:30:19 AM||12.00 mi||00:08:10||1.00 mi||08:10 min/mi|
|14||7:43:04 AM||13.00 mi||00:08:03||1.00 mi||08:03 min/mi|
|15||7:51:13 AM||14.00 mi||00:08:21||1.00 mi||08:21 min/mi|
|16||8:01:54 AM||15.00 mi||00:08:35||1.00 mi||08:35 min/mi|
|17||8:12:49 AM||16.00 mi||00:08:38||1.00 mi||08:38 min/mi|
|18||8:23:58 AM||17.00 mi||00:08:21||1.00 mi||08:21 min/mi|
|19||8:34:28 AM||18.00 mi||00:00:18||0.03 mi||08:54 min/mi|
|Totals:||02:25:52.0||18.02 mi||08:05 min/mi|