We like to do our longest runs on the Gateway Trail, because there are porta-potties here and there, and even water in a few places. I ran 15 miles this morning, while my sweeties ran almost nine. This was not a nice day to run - the temperature averaged about 75 and the dewpoint about 70. I did OK, though, running 30 seconds of each minute, finishing in 2:43:51 for an overall pace of 10:55. This is not quite as good as the 10:31 pace of a week ago, but that day I ran only 10 miles.
Today I was able to increase the pace a little in the last mile or two, which is good, but I doubt I could have maintained the overall 10:55 pace for the remainder of a marathon. Not in this weather. I did carry water, drinking at least 40 ounces, and took three Clif Shot gels as well.
|Chicken thighs, chard with cranberries, cherries,|
tomatoes, all organic except the chili pepper sauce.
Splits: 11:18, 10:25, 10:55, 10:06, 10:34, 11:09, 11:04, 11:33, 10:43, 11:05, 11:29, 12:07, 11:09, 10:06, 10:07, total 2:43:51, pace 10:55.