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20 Miler Done!

24 Sep

I logged my longest run of the season yesterday: 20 miles in just under 4 hours.   Juggling long runs with weekend activities for 3 kids has always been a challenge, and Sunday’s run was no exception.   My oldest was playing soccer several towns over, so I mapped out a course and set off from Arlington to Centerville.

I should have done a better job checking elevation and trail coverage.  Lee Highway in Virginia (actually part of the MCM course) can be incredibly hilly, and as I got into Fairfax I found that only some of the sections were sidewalked.   My iphone ran out of power (I was using it to track my run using Nikeplus while streaming Pandora and checking directions on the map), so by the time I pushed my way through the thick underbrush surrounding the soccer field, I must have looked like a frantic Sasquatch.

I also seriously misjudged the weather.  Although temperatures stayed around 70 degrees, the sun was bright and I ended up with a massive sunburn on one side of my face and neck (even with a healthy dose of sunscreen).

Next week is a “short” run of 14 miles before I do another 20+ miler.   Happy Running!

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One Response to “20 Miler Done!”

  1. Bill Schweigart September 24, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Good for you!

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