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Adamm9 ran: Day 221. Up at 4:30 t...

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  • 26 miles
  • 05:29 time
  • 12:34 pace
  • 5045 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
good Marathon Distance Training Run 26.2 mi 05:29 12:34 pace

Day 221. Up at 4:30 to get out before dawn for a monster training run. Aid station simulation: the route consisted of out and backs tailored to meet the distances outlined here: Here's how it went.

To Coon Club:
Started out with a 420' climb to the center of town and back. At the "aid station" (my kitchen) I ditched the headlamp and grabbed sunglasses. As the sun rose, it revealed a thick layer of soup that let me know I was in for a hell of a humid run.

To Dart's:
Ran on a woodsy road that Rebecca and I often frequent in the mornings. Startled a small fox. Moments later, I startled an old man out for his morning walk. "I didn't expect to see anyone out here this early. How far you going?", "I don't know. A marathon maybe.", "God bless you, God bless you son."

To Skunk Hollow:
Out and back on my street. Nothing really to report, except some wild turkeys.

To Garvin Hill:
This is the toughest part of the route. 7 miles of hill repeats on the rail trail behind my house. Mentally and physically exhausting.

To Cady Brook:
Up until this point, I had been listening to some Dirty Projectors. The odd-ball harmonies and instrumentation kept my mind preoccupied. Now I switched it up to some good old fashioned gangsta shit - Snoop Lion style. Ran the single track hills to the tire swing. Rolled my ankle at about 20.5, but it didn't seem too serious so I kept on going.

Not quite to Margaritaville:
It was getting hotter (after 9am). Already in the 80's with about 8-kajillion % humidity. After 23.2, I had a quarter of a sunflower-butter/jelly sandwich and headed back out for 3. Lots of walk breaks at first but I actually settled into around a 9:30ish mile for a about a half mile in the 25th mile.

As I rounded the corner toward home, I stopped to talk to a woman walking her dog. She said "You sure are brave to be out here walking in this.", "I'm actually about a half-mile away from finishing a marathon.", "What!? You want some gatorade?" :)

Now I'm home, lying on the floor, fighting off cramps and random spasms that are not exactly pleasant. But, the run is done, and I felt pretty good most of the way. Despite rolling it, the ankle feels OK. My feet are sore, as expected. I know I'll have an epsom salt bath later, but for now, I'm hopping in the ice. We've got to get on the road to my nephew's 2nd birthday party.

Wrist bitch says 3340ft up and 3186ft down. Pretty bad-ass for a marathon.

Hope you're having a great Saturday doing whatever it is that you do!

  • David F.
    David F.


    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Loreen C.
    Loreen C.

    What an amazing way to start the weekend!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Larry


    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Larry

    Great run Adam! So you must be doing VT50?!!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Sandra C S.
    Sandra C S.

    That's awesome, Adam! I've never been inspired to run a marathon distance unless it's an actual marathon race! So cool that you did this awesome training run. Looking good for the VT50!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Mike H.
    Mike H.

    I'm sore just reading the recap! Awesomely done!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Hill


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  • Julie C.
    Julie C.

    Killer training session Adam! It's awful out there today. Let me know if you're still up for tomorrow. Really slow. I double checked only need to do 5 miles.

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Adamm9

    Thanks all. Larry, I haven't registered yet, but I'm getting close to pulling that trigger.

    Julie-FB messaged you. Still good if you are. :)

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Layla

    Wow. So hardcore. Love the old people comments!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Jason G.
    Jason G.

    Awesome run Adam!

    almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Karen A.
    Karen A. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    DUUUUDE. You are awesome. Really. Freaking. Awesome. I barely managed 6 today in the soup and you did a marathon. On trails. Up hills. After rolling an ankle. Hardcore, man. Great job today. VT50 this year is yours!

    almost 6 years ago

  • Victoria F.
    Victoria F. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Woah! You are awesome! This is so great! Fantastic run Adam!

    almost 6 years ago

  • John K.
    John K. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Woohoo! I love it when folks do this sort of thing. Marathon distance is no joke! Great Job Adam!

    almost 6 years ago

  • Keith P.
    Keith P. You Rock
    You Rock:


    almost 6 years ago

  • Terri R.
    Terri R. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:


    almost 6 years ago

  • Azaka R.
    Azaka R. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    WOW!!! Awesome job, Adam!!!! You are so doing that 50miler!!!!

    almost 6 years ago