Fun With Numbers

Start time:
6:30 a.m.
Hours of sleep: 2
Distance: 21.5 mi.
Hours Running: 4:01:52
Calories Burned: 3,051
Elevation Gain: 5,543 ft.
Avg. Pace: 11:02 per mile
Fastest Mile: 8:51 (mile 10)
Slowest Mile: 12:28 (mile 16)
Songs Listened to: 0
Gatorades finished: 1.5
Chocolate Gu's: 4
Pretzels and Almonds: 1 handful
Bathroom stops: 1
Running with great friends: Priceless. :)

That's what it looks like. The two hours of sleep is normally not there. A good 8-10 hours of sleep before a long run is ideal, but I was celebrating two birthdays with friends and family. I was strong enough to be on water and orange juice the whole night, but a 3:00 a.m. bed time with a 5:00 a.m. alarm set is never kind.
But who can turn down Midnight Cosmic Bowling on a Friday night?

Thankfully, I was running with a supportive team and without them I would have bonked out before 21. I suppose the hardest thing was getting up and committing to the run. Once I was on the road it wasn't bad. I did run about a min per mile slower than my projected race pace, but getting in the distance was the goal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's called "WILL POWER" to set your mind to doing something even with little sleep and crossing that FINISH LINE! Good friends carry you through the miles...just like you said 'FRIENDSHIP...PRICELESS' Way to go!!!!!