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Daily run: 20-miler. A good day.

Posted Jul 11 2009 10:03pm
Another Saturday, another long run: 20 miles of the most hilliest terrain I' ve run on since I' ve been in Austin.

I nailed it: 20 miles in 2:50. Wooohoooo!!!!!

I didn' t have breakfast in the morning. Didn' t take a single GU during the run. (OK, its hard to eat breakfast when you awaken at 4:30 a.m. for a 5:30 start time. And the GU thing, well, I brought two with me, but just never felt like eating them. So they stayed in my fanny pack.)

To get through the 78-degree, 80-percent humidity, I had six thermolytes and tons of water. I never felt dizzy or lightheaded and felt much better than last Saturday' s 20-miler, which was mostly on a flat surface.

I was even able to pick up the pace over the second half of the run, averaging 8:12 min/mile for the last 10 miles, including 8:00 min/mile for the last six.

Of course, this run means nothing in the whole scheme of things. I' ve had other 20-milers as fast as today (Ok, maybe not in this heat with these hills), and still bombed during the marathon.

So, I' ll just take it for what it' s worth: I had a good day.

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