19+ Mile Run Today - 49 Days Until the LA Marathon
Sunday, January 30, 2011
What a great day today, With the rain and everything. Today Jackie my Spark Friend (MISSJCISRUNNING) and I did a training run. We started at Peir 52 in Marina Del Ray, It started off to be a very, very nice day the sun was out then around mile 3 it started raining. Well our plan was for a 18 mile run.
I was happy to follow Jackie's running plan since I had never ran 18 miles and really did not want to kill myself. Her plan called for a 12 minute pace for the 1st 8 miles and then a 13 minute pace for the 2nd 8 miles. now I'm a 9:45-10:45 minute pacer so what we did was run and walk for 1 - 4 minutes then run some more. when looking back at my Nike + my runs were in the 10:15 pace and my walks were in the 13 minute pace. My Nike + was off about 1/4 miles from Jackie's GPS tracker and I ran a little extra then would run back to her. then I didn't log in the last 1/4 + mile back to my car. . So all in all I tracked 19.09 miles 3hr 35 minutes with an average pace of 11.15.
And I have to tell you. I fell great. If it was not for Jackie's Run /walk I don't think I would be felling so good right now.
When I got home My husband had the steam room fired up and it set in there for maybe 5 minutes and just stretched and then took a 70 degree shower. OMG it felt so good.
I fell 100% I'm ready for the LA Marathon, Next week I'm going to go for 20 - 21 miles.
Thank you Jackie your the best