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Another 20 miles in large circles…

It worked out better to get my long run done todayinstead 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 neededto 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. Ever. 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 more20’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 couldcall my mom when I wanted to come home.
How the world has changed.