Site:
http://www.motivateyourass.com
Miles:
8849 total / 2013 in 2014
Goal:

More miles on the road, the bike and in the water. To get faster, stay healthy, and be balanced. To motivate others around me to get moving.

Ben Waldman ran: Garmin said 20, Nike+...

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  • 20 miles
  • 02:59 time
  • 08:52 pace
  • 2506 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
great Final long run with TNT 20.2 mi 02:59 08:52 pace

Garmin said 20, Nike+ says 20.3 and gmap says 20.3, so I'm marking it a 20.2.

This is the run I needed. I haven't been pushing on all my runs due to hip/knee issues and I've been dealing with crazy allergies for a month. I've been concerned that I have no clue how to gauge my pacing for the NYC Marathon. And as for this run, I was really worried cause this is the run I overdid it and ended up injured at the NYCM last year because of.

Fortunately, all went GREAT. Started off with TNT and cruised with my friends for the first 8 miles. We were going for 9:30s though ended up more in the 9:15 range. My friend had started earlier and only had 7 miles left which she planned to run at marathon pace - 8:45, so feeling great, I picked it up too, falling only about 100 meters short of her after about 4 miles.

At that point, I tried to keep it in the 8:45 range as I made my way back to central park to hit the loop, now solo. I made sure to hit harlem hill - no reason to make it easy on myself. And I have 3 weeks to taper/recover. Kept my effort level on that hill and continued along the way, even having to slow down at parts. Glad my last 6 miles were on the hills of CP. Finished with energy to spare and feeling REALLY confident about my preparedness for the Marathon.

Nutrition - Generation UCAN prior to the run kept me solid through mile 13.5, then decided I wanted a Gu boost to help in the park. Popped Gu at 13.5 and 18.5. Drank Nuun water (16oz total) through 13 and then smartwater to finish.

GARMIN SPLITS
1 - 10:08 (through streets)
2 - 9:31
3 - 9:25
4 - 9:12
5 - 9:19
6 - 9:15
7 - 9:11
8 - 8:53
9 - 8:48
10 - 8:47
11 - 8:43
12 - 8:58
13 - 8:50
14 - 8:35
15 - 8:44
16 - 8:43
17 - 8:24
18 - 8:24
19 - 8:38
20 - 8:42

garmin - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/232973017
Nike+ - http://nikeplus.nike.com/plus/activity/running/benmwaldman/detail/2052868471

  • Ally S.

    great run Ben, really nice miles today

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Robin K.
    Robin K.

    great job!!! nyc training in the books. so awesome. excited to watch you rock it this year :) ps - let's go running??! it has actually been way too long.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Kris K.
    Kris K.

    Nice work Ben, love how you got that average.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Jrunner
    Jrunner

    Now that's TNT! Dynamite splits! :)

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Philip O.

    Very nice 20, Ben!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • John K.
    John K.

    Nice splits! Strong strong work here. You sound happy too. Perfect

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Elyse G.
    Elyse G. Good Luck
    Good Luck:

    Great job, Buddy! 18 days until you complete the trifecta!!!

    almost 2 years ago