Sunday, April 13, 2008

Last Long(est) Run & Other Training

On Thursday I ran at the park doing 1/4 mi intervals. Saturday I ran with a new group in Moore. My running club was doing 14 miles on hills, but I didn't want to run that far on hills knowing that I was going to do more than 20 today (Sunday). I had been keeping up with a blog for a group in Moore that is only about 15 minutes from me and decided that I would run with them. I got there and saw that I knew one of them, and had seen others run with us on our marathon training runs. I ran 12 miles with them at about a 9:30/mi pace. The only thing I don't like is they do all their running on city streets. That's ok from time to time, but I think they do all there runs there. I guess occasionally they go to the park, but that is a 1 1/2 mi loop, and is boring to me unless I'm doing speedwork.
Today I had plans of doing at least 20 miles, and as much as 26. I was running alone, so it was all up to me. I decided to do the Overholser to Hefner trail. That way I could make it an out and back and turn around whenever I got ready. It was a bit cold this morning, so I didn't get started until almost 8. I started running and I was wondering if I had enough on. But I was getting a lake breeze, and I knew that I'd be off the lake in about 2 miles. Once I left the lake, I did warm up a bit, but I was never really warm, however it wasn't too bad. Until I made it to Lake Hefner, I only saw two other runners. When I got to Hefner I had run about 8 miles. I started running around the lake, and decided that I would go no farther than S & S park. I hit 11 miles just before the park, so I decided to turn around there. I headed back and was doing ok, but fatigue was starting to set in. For a brief moment I wondered what I would do if I couldn't make it back. I was a long way from Overholser, but I knew I'd make it back. I finished my run in 3:50 or a 10:27/mi average for the 22 miles. I was ok with that especially for 34 miles in two days.


Willie said...

34 miles in 2 days is awesome. Way to go. I didn't know there was a trail between Overholser and Hefner. Is it on the roads or is it an actual trail? That sounds like a fun run.

DawnB said...

22 miles in 3:50 I would take that any day. Great job.