Monday, September 27, 2010

MTT 20 miler: Check

Sunday was my MTT SNOT GREEN 20 miler.

I'm pretty pleased... no, scrap that, I'm very optimistic... I'm disappointed that...  Hmmm.

I think it's safe to say I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

1)  Pace was TOO fast, but I willfully and knowingly held it even when I was telling myself it would be a good idea to slow down.

2)  Route was bloody hilly.  I mean, like, hillier than I like it, and we all know that I like hilly routes.

3)  I took a ice bath, and enjoyed it so much that I spent the day icing my achilles tendon.  Which doesn't make me happy, but it doesn't make me panic.

4)  If I ran the first 20 of the marathon at Sunday's Pace, and then even ran an 11 minute pace for the last 6.2 of the marathon, I'd have something like a 29 minute PR.  So.  Basically, I ran the 20 at slightly slower than PERFECT DAY MRP, but a bit (quite a bit actually) faster than my SLOW GOAL MRP.

5)  I did not have enough body glide, but otherwise my outfit was PERFECT - RunningSkirts Green Plaid, Lime Green Shirt, and the "back up socks".  I didn't wear the race socks.  I'll wear race socks next 20 miler.
(Ok, those sweat marks are really poorly placed, I will try to sweat better next time...)

This week I finished 51 miles AND I rounded the corner and passed 900 miles for the year.

And I think it's safe to say, next week will be a recovery week over here at Chez Moi.

4 comments:

Jen said...

Super jealous... great job. Take a pic of this outfit please.

Anne said...

Congrats! You are amazing...I'm sure the achilles will calm down quickly...it's probably just a little upset with you for pushing it so hard :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Cute outfit!

Hubbs and I wore green for our relay this past weekend.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Good work buddy! Love the outfit. FYI feel like I know you a bit better after hosting T for a weekend!!

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