am) 11 miles in 1:05.
pm) 11 miles with Bob (aka: Tyler Durden). Legs felt great.
I drove my wife's car down to Westminster this morning at 6:00am and dropped it off at the mechanics for service and ran home. Last night I skipped a second run simply because my day had not gone exactly how I wanted it to. This morning I was determined not to let it happen again. I had a scheduled 8 miles at goal marathon pace. I made do with the Denver traffic (Westminster is technically not Denver... and the toilet seat is technically not the toilet either). The run was 11 miles and it was hilly, which is what I wanted... below is a picture of my GPS (just so Uli doesn't think I'm lying ;))
And here is a picture of how long I had to wait at stoplights..
Stopping and starting so many times threw my average off by a lot as did slowing in intersections so the people on their cell phones didn't take my legs with their bumpers. I was fortunate enough in all of my years on the bike to have never been hit by a car. Oddly enough though- I have 7 'notches' on my belt from cars while running. I think crosswalks are death traps, as I have noticed that even I pull into them when I'm turning in my car. Anyway- most of this run was solidly in the 5:30 pace range.
This run was great and at the same time it pissed me off. I went through 10 miles in nearly the same time as the 10 mile race I just did. Too bad they don't give medals for workouts.