Monday, December 8, 2008

A Decent 17

Boy 17 miles is a long dang way. We both made it, though. here are my splits:

Miles Calories Time (mins)
5 750 54
4.5 670 50
4 620 43
3.5 520 38
17 2560 185 (3 hrs 5 mins)

Looks like a fun way to spend a saturday, huh? I followed this with some dinner, lots of medication and 12 solid hours of sleep. Me and the kids all slept in until about 10:30 sunday morning. Wifey was the early bird.

Of course then last night I got like no sleep at all. So I'm running on fumes today. and getting crushed at work.

I'm pretty pleased with those split times. I'd rather see closer to 170 minutes, a 10 min/mile pace. But I can live with 185. That pace will still break 5 hours in the marathon.

More fun and games later. Congrats to everyone who ran a race this weekend. anyone heard David's time yet at kiawah?


Wes said...

You did an excellent job. Everything right now is about building endurance. Once you are beyond the distance, go faster :-)

David ran a 3:28.

Jess said...

Wow that's definitely a solid job on those 17 miles.

Wes is right, it's all about building the endurance on those long runs!

the gazelle said...

As my PT says every time I complain about my speed, build endurance first, and speed will come.

That is very good! Congrats on the 17 miler!

ThickChick said...

Nice work!! You're definitely over some kind of hump, hitting that 17'er!

Happy for you that the kids got the memo and slept in too! I can't imagine being tired/sore and then being awakened by tots at a dreadful hour. Lucky!

Marcy said...

Nice work my friend! And look at Wes stalking David HAHAHAA I wondered as well ;-)

Sarah said...

Ok - you ran 17 miles I guess I'll drag my butt outside and sweat out some of the McDonald's grease you were warning me about.

Do you speedy 400 days at all? There all the rage at Nike. I don't really do it yet, but a runner on my team says they made all the difference in her pace dropping from 10 to 9 minute miles this year when she trained for her half. I'll probably add those in my routine when I officially go on my training plan.

M*J*C said...

Great job!!! I remember my first 17 miler, I thought I was going to have to crawl to the car!!!

David said...

17 miles is a long stinkin run! Keep up the good work, though, and it will pay off in Myrtle Beach!

P.O.M. said...

You think 17 is long?
Wait until you get to 22... (and still have 4 to go!)

I kid, my friend. Surely, I kid.

Great job!

Mendy said...

You are right! 17 is a long way. But, you are putting in the training so it will all work out for you!

Your family is beautiful. and congrats on signing up for B2B!!