I ended this month with a 6.33-mile run around Town Lake in Austin. I did a one-mile warm up, was feeling good and then did three miles in 7:03, 7:03 and 7:07. I know it's not a good idea to run this hard one day after a 14-miler, but I felt pretty good. Still, by Mile 4, I was ready to ease up a little and make the rest of the run an easy one like I had planned to in the first place.
Lo and behold, as I am nearing the Run-Tex water stop under the First Street bridge, I run into Karen, a running friend of mine from Fort Worth who was in Austin to be a with a friend who was about to to have a baby. Karen was running with two other guys from Run-Tex who were nearing the end of their long runs. They were doing a form of Gallo- walking: running four minutes, walking one. I've never trained that way, but I was a little tired and decided to run with them and was glad when the one-minute walk breaks came.
Here are the monthly running stats
Total mileage: 180.7 Time: 23 hours, 59 minutes, 52 seconds (Had no idea I was 8 seconds from running an entire day for the month) Pace: 7:58
May 2008 running: 128.94 miles in an 8:39 pace
May 2007 running: 81.32 miles in 9:13 pace
Total miles in 2009: 846.29 Time: 4 days, 16 hours, 46 minutes, 7 seconds Pace: 7:59