Longest Run Yet

I’m pretty sure that my run yesterday was the longest one I’ve ever done.  I covered just under 15 miles (24km) and it was pretty hard.  I walked loads of it but average pace was about 06:27 min/km which I would be happy with in a full marathon.

Summary:-

Split
Time
Distance
Calories
1
00:06:18
1.00km
110
2
00:06:40
1.00km
111
3
00:07:17
1.00km
105
4
00:06:29
1.00km
109
5
00:06:40
1.00km
105
6
00:06:02
1.00km
112
7
00:06:17
1.00km
110
8
00:06:21
1.00km
110
9
00:06:21
1.00km
107
10
00:06:31
1.00km
111
11
00:06:24
1.00km
116
12
00:06:11
1.00km
108
13
00:06:37
1.00km
107
14
00:06:16
1.00km
109
15
00:05:56
1.00km
112
16
00:06:54
1.00km
107
17
00:06:28
1.00km
108
18
00:06:25
1.00km
108
19
00:06:41
1.00km
105
20
00:06:08
1.00km
110
21
00:06:15
1.00km
108
22
00:06:46
1.00km
103
23
00:06:34
1.00km
105
24
00:06:17
1.00km
108
25
00:00:31
0.08km
10
Summary
02:35:31
24.08
2,614

Here are some photos I took on my looooong run:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevirtualrunner/sets/

I almost didn’t even go on the run in the first place but my wife practically pushed me out the door.  It was cold and miserable for the first few miles too but once I got to the Thames River it was much better.  The scenic run made up for the cold and the sun came out too.

It was a simple out-and-back run but the wind was in my face the whole way out.  Thankfully the run back was nicer.  The reason I did an out-and-back run was so I wouldn’t wimp out part way through and shorten the run.  I just kepting running away from home until I hit 12km and turned around.  Pretty much assured to do the 24km that way… unless I caught a bus or a taxi or something!

Quite exhausted yesterday and my knees were very sore by the end of the evening.  Today they feel fine and I’m stiff all over again like when I did the Reading Half Marathon.

I’m also pretty amazed with myself and how far I ran.  I almost felt the same sense of achievement as when I do the Reading Half Marathon each year.  The only thing missing was a medal!  Perhaps I should make some up and get my wife to present them to me when I return from my long runs… I’ll mention it over dinner!

This coming Sunday I’m going to have to do 26.5km (16.46 miles)!

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