Sunday, December 9, 2007

A long run

Got up at 5:30am this morning to make a pre-dawn 6:30am run with the UA Wildcat Running Club.

Today's mission was a 20 miler on the path along the river starting at St. Philips Plaza (corner of Campbell and River).

Temperatures were in the mid to upper 40s, overcast with a slight threat of rain. The normally dry Rillito River was flowing deep and fast. We've had quite a bit of rain in the last few days.

I was in survival mode in the 2nd half of the run as the Nike+ graph indicates:

I'm glad I managed to make the run. On my own, I doubt if I'd have the willpower to go the distance.

On the other hand, I'm a bit disappointed with my mediocre pace. I'm about 5-7lbs heavier than I should be. (The computed kcal figure is therefore an underestimate.)

I feel my carrying extra pounds is a big factor. Running is so weight dependent.