01 August 2010

Note to Self...

...do not schedule a tough hike for the day before a long run.

Yesterday I hiked up Mt. Si with my sister, aunt and uncle. It was 8 miles roundtrip with 3300 ft of elevation gain on the way up. It was a good hike but probably wasn't smart to do given today's run.

Distance: 20 miles
Time: 2:55:07
Pace: 8:45

I am so stoked about today's run. Despite yesterday's hike, this 20 miler was 11 seconds per mile faster than my 20 milers during my last training cycle and my marathon! Even better, I paced the run very well. The first 10 miles, 1:27:29. The last 10 miles, 1:27:38. Pace champ = me :) The run put me at 1000 miles for the year!

I logged 195 miles in July, which is a monthly PR for me. Actually, I'd have to double check but I think this week is also a weekly PR, 54.8 miles.

Sadly, my lady is not in town. She's camping in California with her folks. I am going absolutely crazy without her. Once she gets back in town, we only have five days together before she heads to school.

Being as dead as I am, I'll probably take the day off from everything. Tomorrow will be studying for my comprehensive exam in algebra (Sept 20th is the test date). I failed it in the spring and must pass it this time around or I don't graduate, which is clearly no bueno. I'll probably do a little bit of research too. Thankfully, its an srd.

Last but not least, what's a post about a hike without one pic?
This was taken near the summit. Highest point we went, 3900 ft, just above the cloud deck.

1 comment:

  1. wow that was a great lr! i'm wicked jealous of your amazing pacing abilities. and whoa to that view. absolutely stunning.