Saturday, January 9, 2010

5:30 AM, 13/14F Degrees, 20 Miles, and another day closer to Black Warrior 50K

I guess 5:30 am start time was a bit over the top, but is has been my normal run time for months.

I like early starts and finishes. With the longer distances I can be home by 9:30 am and that leaves the rest of the day for family and Wal-Mart.
I had partners in my insanity. Dave and Wayne were also there to help me with my madness.

I shook down a new fuel belt. I have never used a belt before and was quite pleased with how it fit. No problems with binding or the extra weight. For the second Saturday I utilized Gu Gels. No problems there. I have never been one to eat during or before a race or training run. With the longer race I had to start utilizing nutritional supplements.

All in all a good run and a 20 miler out of the way.

By the numbers: Mile splits
8:32, 8:41, 8:39, 8:49, 9:02, 9:17, (4:16 break), 9:11, 8:55, (2:31 break), 8:52, 8:51, 8:48, 8:46, 8:39, 8:20, (2:31 break), 8:37, 8:40, 8:44, 8:44, 8:20, 8:03

3:04:00 - 9:12 pace including car stops
2:54:42 - 8:44 not counting car stops


Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,Are these road miles? What kind of belt do you have? I tried gels at Delano last year and they really upset my stomach.To much sugar I think. I think that I will stick to the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.By the way this is Mike Mac.

rundanrun said...

I use the fuel belt brand. 4 bottles.
Lime Sublime GU GEL. I did OK and no stomach upset. I ran on the Point Mallard Trail.