Sunday, November 2, 2008

First Time at Twenty

This weekend Jen and I ran our 20 miler on a nice flat route. It was still a tough run once we got to about 16 miles. It was raining lightly the whole time which actually wasn't too bad. Sure we were wet, but our feet never really got soaked through and we both had our hats which kept the rain out of our faces. Here I am at the turn around:

Our average pace for the run ended up being 8:54, the first half was 9:13 and the second half was 8:34.

Today we took our mountain bikes out for a ride down the west side of the river. Like Saturday, the weather was overcast but it did not rain nearly as much. After our ride we spent some time in the hot tub then watched the new Indiana Jones - meh. It was pretty good but I didn't think it was nearly as good as the old ones. Following are a couple of pictures I took today when we were out riding.

Looking up the river to the South Waterfront:

Fallen leaves in a park on the ride today:

This week I ran five times; three miles on Monday at a 9:15 pace, seven on Tuesday at a 7:41 pace, seven on Thursday w/ Jen at a 7:49 pace, three on Friday at a 7:45 pace, and 20 on Saturday. Overall I am getting a little muscle sore but nothing is bothering me that bad; I hope I can say that in a couple weeks. After this weekend we have one more 20 miler then we start our taper for the race on December 7th.


Anonymous said...

Nice 20-miler in the rain. Looks like a great trail for running, walking or biking.
I just finished the book Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins. It was a fast, exciting read but did also hear the movie was just like you said, meh..........
Dragonfly on the Water...

Marathon Maritza said...

great job on the 20!!!! I can't wait to cheer you on at CIM!

Emily said...

You and your damn wife make me sick! Just kidding, love you guys and great job on the training!

Also, your cat hates me.