Saturday, August 2, 2008

8/2 Run

16 miles... sort of. 8:25 pace.... sort of. Here is the explanation:

I'm not really sure how to 'count' what I did today. It was another gloriously hot day. 75 when I started, 84 when I finished. I think that I heard 70% humidity.

I was clicking along at 8:25 pace when I got a really bad case of runners gut around mile 13. So bad in fact that I almost went into a convenience store, no shirt on - dripping with sweat, to use their bathroom. I decided against it as I wasn't sure if they would let me in there without a shirt on. So, I thought that I could hopefully try to walk it off. Which I did - but it took almost a mile and about 15 minutes. So, my final pace was 9:25, and my final mileage was 16 miles. So, I suppose that I could report my running a number of ways:

16 miles, 9:25 pace
15 miles, 8:25 pace
16 miles, 8:25 pace

So, for the purpose of this blog, I reported it the best way possible. Hey, why not right?