Yes! I had been looking forward to this outing for three days.
Tim Mathis turned 34 today and so he wanted to run 34 miles. He charted out his route and even created a Facebook Event for this. When I first saw it I thought, "How cool...!" but then the reality of trying to keep moving all day started to set in and I wavered. Finally I realized that being out all day, eating all the time and being with friends is what I enjoy the most and so I would just take my bus pass along in case I needed to bail. Vacation day - check. Martin's longest run on pavement here I come. GO!
I honestly was not sure I could make it the whole way but I did. Whew. I ate a ton, in spite of this I actually got a little bonky toward the end and except for the last three miles it was surprisingly easier (less hard?) than I thought it would be. Thanks to Tim's 100-mile pace no doubt. When it was just Tim and I we ran at a moderate pace. We slowed a bit when we were joined by Betsy and Deby and we walked the entire Discovery Park loop as we were joined by people that could not run during this time. We also stopped several times to take pictures and enjoy the views.
I had my Garmin Fenix in UltraTrac mode so that I could turn it on and forget it. This means the actual mileage might be a tad longer and the pace is not so accurate. Still, it worked very well. I can't say the same for my Strava upload.
Special shout out to Betsy Rogers who provided the most incredible aid station for lunch. And then joined us for a run!
In contrast to my usual uber wordy style I will try to tell this story in pictures.
Here are all the pictures and video.
|Workout Food||breakfast burrito, tea, berry pie, turkey wrap, home-made energy bar, Justin's Maple Almond Butter, Sport Beans, more home-made energy bars, lots of water|
|Time of Day||6:30 AM|
|Weather||low 40s to upper 40s, cloudy, dry, calm|
|Equipment||Hoka Stinson Trail, UltrAspire Surge, Garmin Fenix|
|Clothing||Brooks Equilibrium CoRe Short, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft sleeveless undershirt, Brooks short sleeve EZ T III, The North Face arm warmers, Patagonia Nine Trails Jacket|