Miles:
7085 total / 726 in 2014
Goal:

Train smarter, stay healthy and push myself to be better in all aspects of my life.

Amber F. ran: This was my first 20 ...

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  • 20 miles
  • 03:05 time
  • 09:15 pace
  • 2372 calories
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  • 314 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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good 20 Miles on the... 20 mi 03:05 09:15 pace

This was my first 20 mile run since the marathon last October and I'm pretty happy with it. Jenn agreed to meet me for the final 8 miles and I was VERY happy about that! It seemed like it took an eternity for me to get to our meeting point and that irritated me a lot.

The heat and humidity made for less than ideal conditions, and when it started raining at mile 10 I did a little dance of jubilation. However, the rain combined with the copious amount of sweat I'd produced made my shorts a tad heavy and I had to use the rubber band in my hair to keep them from falling down. Thank goodness for my children...had it not been for the duck-shaped Silly Band I'd been given a few days ago, that seems to have taken up permanent residence on my wrist, I would have not been able to put my hair up again and retain my semi-cuteness.

Jenn pushed me through the last few miles when I really started to break down, and I can't thank her enough! All-in-all, a great run. Fueling seemed to be perfect (gel every 5 miles and sports drink in between)...I will use this routine going forward.

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    Awesome job on the 20 miler! Nice to have a friend to help get you through the tough part!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Lisa M.
    Lisa M.

    It was awful out this morning!! Nice long run Amber!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Jenn
    Jenn

    You are amazing, my friend! You looked really strong! And you pulled me whether you know it or not! Now lay down! :)

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Mel C. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Awesome 20-miler, Amber!

    over 1 year ago

  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan P.

    Wow big miles at a sweet pace! Awesome. Maintaining cuteness. Priceless.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Jill S.
    Jill S.

    Nicely done!! Having someone to run the long ones with makes such a huge difference :)

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Laura A.
    Laura A.

    Great long run! Jealous you got a little rain, it seemed to miss me! Hm and I seem to remember you being given the duck shaped silly band, Charlie and Bella will be glad to hear they could help:) great work now have a glass of wine and put your feet up!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Cha S.
    Cha S.

    Wow. You did 20 in this heat and in that time? Awesome!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Joanna
    Joanna

    Awesome run Amber!! IT is so hot today!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Isaac M.
    Isaac M.

    GREAT 20!!! Glad the gu's and drinks worked out so well! And it is always great to have someone else to run with! Nice job!!!!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Suzanne M.
    Suzanne M.

    Awesome!!!!!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Greg R.
    Greg R.

    I need to see the dance of jubilation!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey H. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Congrats, lady! Excellent pace for a 20-miler, especially in the crappy conditions AND considering it's been a while since you've done one.. Are you running Rochester?

    over 1 year ago

  • Joseph M.
    Joseph M.

    Welcome back to the Dark Side

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Beth B.
    Beth B.

    Yay!! Awesome work! That is a lot of miles...

    over 1 year ago Like