The Nineteen

Today I ran nineteen miles.  I decided to try something new and just see how fast I could do it.  So, I let my body do what it wanted when it came to pace.  This worked out really well until my Garmin said I was at 17.68 miles.  At that moment, I was pretty sure I was going to die and someone would find me passed out on the side of the road and JR would be pretty ticked off at me.  My pace up to this point was 8:30.  That is super except for the fact that it nearly killed me.  Now, I must keep in mind the fact that I didn’t carb load last night and in fact, I didn’t eat much last night, one chicken thigh, some rice, broccoli, carrots and bowl of ice cream.  Usually the night before a long run, I eat lots of pasta.  So maybe it would have turned out better if I had paid attention to that.  Final distance and times were 19.35 miles, 8:42 pace, 2:48:26.  The good news is that I burned 2000 calories today just from that one run, the bad news is I just don’t feel like eating.

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2 Responses to The Nineteen

  1. Nice! I did 18 this morning but at a slower pace than that. If you can do 19 at that pace you can do 26 at that pace – if you train right. And that would qualify you for Boston and put you finishing in front of most of the other runners at Space Coast!

    Marc sent some good training perspective separately on FB.

  2. Ingrid says:

    I wish I could qualify. I’m 39 and I really did think I was going to pass out today. I just can’t run that fast for 26 miles. I’ll try my best though and just see what happens. I just want to finish under 4 hours. I think that’s doable. Great job on the 18!

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