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Longest Distance (New Record)

I started a marathon training plan 11 weeks ago, so it was bound to happen: a new record for longest distance. I beat my previous distance of 13.3 miles by .7-.5 of a mile depending on what platform you check. I guess GPX files from one site transferred to another adds distance? Who knew.. Today I ran 14.07 miles and while I was tired and really had to use the bathroom, I felt that I could have gone on for a number of miles further. Continue reading Longest Distance (New Record)

Getting ready for my Marathon Weekend

I’m a few days away from my Marathon weekend (Spartan Beast on Saturday and Star Wars Half Marathon on Sunday) and I’m not in top form! I’ve lost all of the holiday weight that I gained, but some how managed to get a knot in my left calf and take a small chunk out of my right heel. Thankfully my wife has dramatically reduced the knot in my calf, but the chunk is still giving me grief, While testing out the Reebok All Terrain Super shoes this past weekend, the back of the shoe rubbed against my heel in bad ways. I shouldn’t have used the socks that I did as they are a little too long for me feet and bunch up at the back. My training running shoes do not have this issue, but what’s done is done. I just hope that it heals as best as it can and wrapping my heel will help. A test run on Friday will let me know if the wrap is doable.

Running Stats for the Past Three Weeks

I’m now tapering down from the half marathon training as I am on day 108 of 111 (Thanks RunKeeper!). This Saturday is 13.1 miles! This will be only the second time I have gone that far running without stopping.

For The week ending July 6th
Total Miles: 27.5
Time Running: 4:26:12
Average Pace: 9:18 per mile

For The week ending July 13th
Total Miles: 20.6
Time Running: 3:16:03
Average Pace: 9:20 per mile

For The week ending July 20th
Total Miles: 11.6
Time Running: 1:43:09
Average Pace: 8:49 per mile

I finally did it

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I finally ran a half marathon. I never imagined that I would be able to do this when I first started running. I thought, maybe at most, I would do a 15k, but a half marathon, that’s just crazy go nuts! Well, thanks to my RunKeeper Half Marathon training plan, I have built up my endurance to run a half marathon!

In truth, I was supposed to stop at 13 miles, with the full half marathon is to take place in two weeks. But I had already gone 13 miles, what’s another .1? Besides, now I have a PR to beat when I do finish the training plan.

New 15k PR

I posted a new PR for a 15k today while going the extra mile on a 9 mile run to make it 10 miles today. 10 Miles ia also a PR as that is now the longest distance I have ran. Ever.
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1:23:31, almost 8 minutes faster than my official time from the Shamrock 15k of this year. Not too bad at all!

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Pretty much matched my PR for the 10K, off by 5 seconds.

These captures are in a different format thanks to my phone running out of battery life right as I had finished the 10 miles. I guess I shouldn’t have been playing Dragon Age for 30 minutes prior to running. Oops.