Early start, better run

Sunday long run today. Ten miles. I started much earlier than recent Sundays. I was up at 5 and on the rod by 5:40. The temp was in the high 60s and in the mid-70s by the end of the ten. I had a much better run. I’ve been wearing my Camelbak filled with Gatorade G2 and some electrolyte tablets dissolved within. Clif shots every three miles helped. I had a good run. In the first three miles I ran one minute slower than marathon pace. Since I am a slow runner, this was somewhere in the 13:00 to 13:20 range. In the middle miles I ran pace of between 12 and 13 minutes per mile. In the final 3 miles I ran under
11:30 per mile pace. I also took a couple of walk breaks to eat my shots, and later in the run to slow my HR, but I feel good about today. No injuries or issues. I still have a hard time imagining running 20 miles.


  1. I am not sure how I came across your blog, but I have enjoyed reading it!! I just started running in January and it is nice to hear stories from other newer runners!! Thank you!

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