It worked out better to get my long run done today
instead of Saturday this week- so that's what I did.
Thanks to those of you that informed me that running in the
outside lane at the oval definitely adds some distance :).
According to my very scientific calculations,
last Saturday's 20 miler was probably closer to 22 miles.
I was then able to determine that I probably only needed
to run 70 laps in order to get to approximately 20 miles.
Yes, that says 72 laps.
We walked an additional lap after we finished-
then I had to push the lap button again to get a picture.
I use my Garmin to keep track of how many laps I have gone,
but it is otherwise useless while running inside.
It will connect to the satellite and then lose the signal randomly.
Even when it finds a signal, the info is way off... as you can see here:
Average pace of that lap at the top was 50 min/mile?
That's a sloooow mile.
Then it gets really random... 4:36 min/mile average for one lap?
No way I will ever run a lap at that pace.
Unless I really am just super fast and didn't know it until today.
Anyway- feels good to have two 20 milers done.
We have some warmer weather coming our way
AND it's getting lighter earlier, so I hope to get two more
20's done outside before it's time to taper.
In random, kids are fun stories...
we pulled up to a gas station the other day and my kids all said
"Mom, look! Why is there a phone outside??"
Even I was surprised to see it.
I remember taking change to the mall so I could
call my mom when I wanted to come home.
How the world has changed.