a Bri Gaal's Blog: Longest Run Ever?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Longest Run Ever?

I think I may have just set a new pr for myself in running for my longest run. I realize most of you readers out there are triathletes and runners so this is not going to be too impressive to you all, but for me it's pretty big. 14.1 miles in 1:46 - it had some warmup, some tempo, and some cooldown. We ran on the American Tobacco Trail which is about as flat as you can get around here and still run on a soft surface. It does have some net downhill/uphill but the uphill is only noticable when you're nearing the end of the run and you're tired, then it's like "where the f did this hill come from?!" My tempo portion is nowhere near where I want my race pace to be so I really have no clue how that small miracle is going to pan out. Ah well.

My sister and her yellow lab drove up and will be staying with us for the next week and a half or so. Now Tassie not only has another human to shower her with attention but also a dog to keep her company and play with. As you might remember, Shana also doubles as my personal shopper so she came bearing some new shirts for me which I promptly paid her for. I'm telling you, you guys need to get one of these - I don't have to worry about spending time at the mall which I don't really like doing, but I end up with good clothes that always fit. Yay for sisters who like to shop!


At December 20, 2009 4:42 PM , Blogger Amie Krasnozon said...

I have experienced the uphill part on the ATT.
Great job with your run.

At December 20, 2009 6:28 PM , Blogger Angela said...

Sounds like a great run Bri. Wish I was around for a long one today.

At December 21, 2009 10:04 AM , Blogger Alicia Parr said...

Good luck on your half mary in Florida. You'll do great! It's only the final 5k that sucks, and you can hang on for a measly 5k right?

At December 21, 2009 1:43 PM , Blogger Beth said...

I remember being jealous of your personal shopper before and now I still am! :)

Great run!! And trust me - I can never run the pace I'm going to race at during tempos or even track workouts. Race day is special and you do special things on it so I think you will surprise yourself!

At December 26, 2009 2:12 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Wow.. That's pretty neat! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday and way to keep up the training and work hard at this time of year (which is sometimes hard!).


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