As scheduled, I did my long run at UP Diliman last Sunday. Ran (walked at times) 16 miles –> which is the farthest distance I’ve ever traveled on foot! It took me around 2 hours and 50 minutes at an average pace of 10min/mi.
I started out running comfortably at a 9-9:30min/mi pace, maintaining it until I reached 13 miles… when I suddenly “hit the wall!” My legs just felt so heavy and tired at this point… however, I was still able to continue running, albeit at a slower pace of 10-12min/mi with occasional walking breaks. How much slower was I then? Well, I was able to run my first 13 miles at around 2 hours, my next 3… almost an hour! Still, it’s an improvement when compared to my previous long runs. When I ran 12 miles, I hit the wall at 10 miles, last week when I ran 14 miles, I hit it at the 12 mile mark… so hopefully, with further training… I’ll be able to push that wall farther!
Using my Garmin, I measured the ICTUS and GIG routes used last Jan and Feb, respectively. And, the runners were correct… the ICTUS was quite long measuring 12 km, while the GIG was definitely short at just a little over 9.1km (kaya pala ako nag PR nun hehehe 🙂
I saw the Runnex Running Club (complete with singlets and race bibs) do what I assumed was a trial run of the Runnex run next Sunday. Nakasalubong ko nga din pala si Passion Runner sa acad oval…
This week will be my recovery week after pushing myself hard this past 4 weeks. Will just be having easy runs of 10 km for Tue and Thurs… which in a way is good since it will allow me to rest and recover in preparation for Runnex on Sunday. See you all on Sunday! Keep on Running!