drun4fun

Ideas, photos, routes, and how I fare doing all sorts of workouts. Riding, swimming, biking, etc. Dave Masterson's workout blog.

30 miles for fun?

30mi. “Hey Dave! It’s Saturday morning. You went to the Square Grouper ’til 1am. Why not wake up at 2:40am and start a 3:15am run from the store?” That’s what’s bouncing around in my head. It would be easier to try the long run next week. After 5 days of Hurricane Isaac rains, I’m not taking any chances. It’s happening today, despite how baked I feel. This can be run and sleep deprivation training all wrapped together.  Oh my.

I arrive at the store, definitely alone, and already the temps are at 84 degrees. I start running south, equipped with a carbo pro bottle around my waist, a gatorade diluted bottle in my hand and a few mini Clif Bars and Clif Builder’s Bars. It wasn’t breezy so I started sweating early. I was well-lit, the front and rear light on my baseball cap did a nice job of letting cars and cyclists know I was coming. I ran down to Singer Island in an uneventful manner, pace was about 9-9:15 min miles. I did not feel I could near hit the 8:17 average pace I did last time I spun 30 miles. I did go further on Singer Island, around to the Blue Heron Bridge, up and over it for a hilly mid run 2 miles. Running back, again, uneventful. I don’t have to use my visor light while on Singer Island, the roads are very well lit since the construction is done on A1A. I met Walter at PGA & US-1, we ran and talked ’til arriving back at the store. Dave Capparrelli was there as I’d hoped from his text – great as always to catch up with him. We ran the store loop 10 miles together, sharing some chat time with Suzanne M. and Teresa. Once I got back to Donald Ross Rd, I had to spin around the duck pond, then a lap over the DR bridge. I stopped my watch at the Inlet and Carlin Park to visit the men’s room. Once I started, I ran some before remembering to flick the START button again. So my Garmin report says 30 miles done, but I know I went a little further, no more than a mile, by forgetting to take the watch off of pause.

Nutrition was good, mainly remembering to eat along with the drinks infused with Carbo Pro, etc. I couldn’t have felt good about running 20 more miles this morning, but that’s ok. I’ll have better prep and sleep when that comes up.

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