15 miles (PR) @ home (12:24)

12 Aug

Comments: I made the run! I ran a 9.5 mile circle and stopped back at the house. The first 9.5 miles went OK. I got a serious side stitch at mile 8.5 and other than a run in with my ‘favorite’ dog the run went well. My split time for that circle was 11:47.

My brain could not understand that I wasn’t done with the running and still had to go another 5.5 miles. So I turned it off, which wasn’t a good thing to do: I decided to run a different route, just 2.75 miles out and back. I did not refill all my water bottles, just the two in the front.

I had never run the way I was going to run, I can’t even remember the last time I drove it. Oh boy, it was nothing but hills, up and down, up and down. My split time for the 5.5 was 13:28! I stopped twice to take pictures. Next time I want to run Hills I sure know where to go! 😉 I ran out of water 2 miles before I got home…oy!

This is where I came from…


This is where I had to go…


Another hill….


I have never in my life craved a cold bath before, but the last two miles of the run I was looking forward to hopping in the tub. That’s just what I did when I got home! Popped two Motrin and then took a two hour nap. Now my legs are a bit stiff, but not bad.

Time: 6:24 am

Weather: 60’ish

Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT technical shirt, Fuel belt

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Distance: 15 miles

Time: 3:05:59

Split: 12:24

Course: Around the neighborhood.


Posted by on August 12, 2007 in Hills, Long Run, Personal Record, Running


3 responses to “15 miles (PR) @ home (12:24)

  1. Cranky

    August 12, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Congratulations on making it through. It will pay off in the end.

  2. Nancy

    August 13, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Yeah, glad you made it and used the club. It is always available. GREAT JOB on this run. Can’t wait to conquer 15!! Well, that’s not true, I CAN wait 🙂 But hopefully I will get there. Thanks for your support!

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