My mom is in town from Michigan until Tuesday, so when she saw my training schedule she said she'd ride my bike along with me while I ran. It was great having company - even if she was riding ahead about a half mile and then having to wait for me to catch up :)
The morning started off cool and cloudy, but by about mile 13 the sun was in full-force. It started getting pretty warm, but thankfully I had my Nathan Performance Intensity Race Vest, which kept me hydrated. Just like my 15-miler last week, I took Clif ShotBloks (this time I tried the Cran-Razz flavor - yummy), so took 3 ShotBloks around mile 6 and another 3 around mile 12.
|Please excuse the scary face I was making. Maybe I had to push the button really hard?|
We finished a little over 17 miles in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. It averaged about 9:30 minute mile pace - although I know the first half (with the clouds) were probably closer to 9:15 minute miles and the last few as the weather started warming up were closer to 10 minute mile pace.
All-in-all I would consider it a very successful training run. I was a little sore from our hike yesterday, but nothing too bad. After today's run I am feeling fine - but of course will need to foam roll it out tonight :)