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Greg Strosaker ran: I wasn't sure I reall...
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- 24 miles
- 02:56 time
- 07:16 pace
- 3106 calories
I wasn't sure I really saw the point of the 24 miles on the plan, so I thought of shooting for 22. Then when David S. entertained thoughts of going 26.2 last weekend, I couldn't get that idea out of my head. So I just headed out to get what I could get, an hour later than usual (up a little before 5:00) at my wife's insistence.
Plan was to do this as a Rob S. style progression run, first third easy (7:40), second third moderate/easy (7:25), final third steady state (7:10, or MP+10%). Ended up at 7:35 for the first 8, 7:17 for the second 8, and 6:58 for the final 8+. Could have tacked on two more, but really didn't see the point, concerned it would do more harm than good - this is the longest training run I've ever done, and the total time was already longer than my marathon goal time.
Fueling strategy was fine, had 2 Gu's but I think I would have been fine without, and hydration was the usual minimal amount (2 8 oz. flasks and a water fountain stop, no refill).
Great conditions and enjoyed this route, out to Beartown Lakes and back. I've always wondered what it would be like to run to there (we take the boys sledding there in the winter), now I know.