• 2h 29m 46s
  • 20.00 miles
  • 07m 29s /Mi

Decided to take advantage of the nice day and get one of my 20 mile runs done; 3 down, 3 to go! I have missed the past two weekends because of races. I felt pretty good out there considering I raced on Sunday. Negative split: 1:15:49 out and 1:13:57 back. I started to feel some tightness in my knee at around 17 but still had the strength to run hard on 19 and 20.

Stopped for a Banana Berry Jamba Juice on the way home.

I've been running for about 5 years now. When I first started doing marathon training back then, I used to be totally spent after my 20 mile runs. I couldn't work, I needed a nap... my whole day was affected. Now, It doesn't seem like that big of a deal. They are hard but not like they used to be. The body is a crazy piece of machinery... it adapts to the workload placed upon it. I am really beginning to feel confident for my Marathon in December... I don't know if I'll break 2:50 or not, but I am going to go into the race prepared that is for sure!

Today's Shuffle Mix Consisted of songs by the following artists:
Arcade Fire, Beirut, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith, Interpol, The Mooney Suzuki, Reinging Sound, Sea Wolf and The White Stripes... Good stuff!

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Race Report is up!

I feel pretty good today. My legs are recovering more quickly since I started taking Bee Pollen. Today was an unplanned day of rest for DD. I wanted to run just a little, but i'm racing on Friday so I think, I should relax the feet.
  • 1h 21m 13s
  • 13.10 miles
  • 06m 12s /Mi

1st in Age Group
7th overall (1500 runners)
1st mile: 5:52
13th Mile: 5:49

Race Report tomorrow

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I'm running late... Heading out to Moab in a few... Race on! But before I head off to the Canyonlands... this is a big ol' day for me... my first out of town race without the LiliaMonster. Very strange feeling indeed. I haven't even left yet and I feel of sense of sadness. We had such a great time there in the spring earlier this year. Anyway, I need to do this.
  • 2h 00m 30s
  • 38.00 miles
  • 18.92 Mi/hr

Nice Friday morning ride with the Dills... felt pretty good... windy as hell out there, though!

  • 1h 12m 55s
  • 8.20 miles
  • 08m 53s /Mi

Ran at Lair O' the Bear. Met Ryan and Linda there... they rode MTN Bikes. I ran with Ramone. We didn't have time to do the whole trail because the sun was setting fast. Ran back in Dark. It was difficult to see the trail as my only light source was the half moon. I ran pretty slow because I did not want to turn my ankle.

  • 1h 07m 22s
  • 9.00 miles
  • 07m 29s /Mi

Ran with my buddy Ted... He had lots of stories to tell from his wedding in Hawaii... Started to get cold!

Ugh... The dentist this morning... had a crown built up. My face is numb, I like it better when my brain is numb. Wait, my brain is always numb. So, I was driving my buggy though a small little town somewhere out in the plains and I noticed this sign in some rednecks yard. Makes me wonder... Yeah, this dumb sh*t voted for George Bush and still believes Saddam had something to do with 911... Note the red, white and blue color scheme. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

  • 1h 08m 02s
  • 9.40 miles
  • 07m 14s /Mi

Nice wash park run... windy. Looks like it might get a little nasty out!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket There are still a few slots left for "The Other Half" Half Mary in Moab this weekend! I have a room reserved downtown. Does anyone want to race? I hate driving alone!

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