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  • bqx40 9:51 am on June 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: electrolytes, gels, ,   

    Negative splits on my 18 miler (streak day 92) #twit2fit 

    Last week, I ran a 16 miler in which I never got my legs under me.   My expected easy/long run pace is roughly 9:30 per mile, but I’m okay with 10 minute miles given the warmer weather. My result was a 10:19 pace for 16 miles, with the last few miles being a struggle to stay under 11 minutes.

    This week’s run started off slow (10:30 1st, 10 minutes for each of the next four miles). Starting about mile 8, I started hitting my stride, and finished with a nice, comfortable 9:42 average pace for the 18 mile run — 2:54:43 for 18.03 miles.

    Last weeks’ run was roughly the same conditions as this weeks, but I made a few adjustments to get me a negative split (first half/second half):
    Powered by RunningAHEAD.com

    Change 1:
    Two Fridays in a row with brutal afternoon conditions (~100’F Heat Index). Last week, I ran a 5-miler on Iroquois Hill in that nastiness. This week, I ran a 4.25 mile 2% treadmill run yesterday. Hydration and muscles were much better today.

    Change 2:
    Added the Camelbak Elixir electrolytes tabs this week… they’re lemon-lime flavored with electrolytes but no sugar to mess up the Camelbak liner:

    Change 3:
    Last week was probably the first run in which I really needed to take in extra sugar before or during the run. I didn’t take anything with me, and had to end up taking a detour to Wal-Mart (the gas station part) at mile 11 to get some orange juice.

    This week, I got some Strawberry Banana GU and took them at miles 2.5, 6, 10.5, and 14. My normal pick is the Powerbar brand gels, but I thought I’d try the GU since it’s a bit thicker. (By the way, this flavor was one of the nastiest gel flavors I’ve used of any brand, but it did the trick)

    Course map:

    RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View Workout.

  • tech0x20 1:42 pm on June 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    All Twitter clients are worthless 

    That was my thought today as I was looking at the wonderfully developed, yet totally worthless, TweetDeck. Tweetdeck is so far my favorite, despite playing with Seesmic Desktop, and sobees bDule.

    It seems like everyone has their own Twitter client: there are Excel clients, shell script clients, Perl clients, and many online Twitter interfaces.

    What do I want?

    • If I use a new client, I better be able to import my Tweetdeck groups. I’ve never latched on to any other clients because of this barrier.
    • I don’t really want a limit on groups.
    • For every new person I follow, I should be able to have the opportunity to add them to one or more groups as a new follow.
    • I want to thread conversations and/or people’s updates.
    • I want a “show less” of this person update.
    • I would be thrilled if it would work on my mobile phone.
  • bqx40 8:44 am on June 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    This seems like a little too much wear on a shoe for 328 miles 


    Saucony Trigon Ride 5 with 328 miles

    My other Saucony Trigon Ride 5s have lasted 530 miles before showing this much wear. I may have about 10% more road mileage (vs treadmill) than my last pair of shoes, but my last pair of shoes never reached this amount of wear.

    • Matt (No Meat Athlete) 4:38 pm on June 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, just found your blog through another one, and I love that your goal is to qualify for Boston BEFORE 40, not waiting UNTIL 40 to make qualifying easier. I hear so many people say “But just a few more years until I’m X, so that I can qualify,” and I just don’t have whatever gene is responsible for that attitude.

      I’m going to for it too, hoping to qualify this year at Wineglass. I just turned vegetarian a few months ago, and believe it or not, it has made me so much faster! I was expecting the polar opposite.

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