Friday, May 25, 2012

20 miler and video clips!

Woo hoo! 20 miler is DONE. Splits were 8:26, 8:20, 8:10, 8:08, 7:56, 7:42, 7:43, 7:40, 7:22, 7:31, 7:04, 7:13, 7:09, 7:14, 7:01, 7:02, 6:53, 6:48, 8:48, 8:34

I am so happy and excited to have been able to run that run after a 90 mile week, and to feel as good and strong as I do.

110 miles in 8 days.

Bring on TAPER!!


Whatever happens at the Utah Valley Marathon, I am going into it healthy and strong, and knowing that I have more than put the work in.

Josh rode his bike along side me for the last 12 miles of today's 20 miler. The weather was NUTS! It was super windy (gusts up to 25mph) for awhile, it snowed for awhile, it rained for awhile, and thankfully the sun came out and things calmed down for the 10 miles in the middle.

It was great to have Josh by my side! He fought off a few dogs that wanted to eat me and got some video footage. Here are a couple of the very short clips from this morning.




Have a great weekend everybody!!

15 comments:

Jen@runfortheboys said...

YAY!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!! Love it! You are so ready and gonna OWN Utah Vally! And how stinkin beautiful is it where you live?!?? I cannot WAIT to run there :)

Jen@runfortheboys said...

Valley. I can spell.

Suz and Allan said...

Very nice run!!!

Amanda@runninghood said...

You are awesome!! Ready to rock this thing...Yes! Super excited for you. congrats on such strong training. A good place to be.

Jlern1 said...

ENJOY the taper!!! You deserve it : ) And you will be fantastic when race day comes....you are so ready. I am really happy for you : )

Sybil said...

Wow, so cool to see the video clips of you running! Good luck on your race!

robinbb said...

You look so strong. Nice job. I am so jealous of your roads you get to run on. They look so quiet and peaceful.

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Congrats on the successful 20 miler, wow! I love the videos, too. You look like a strong and efficient runner. Enjoy your well-earned taper!

Jill said...

I was not looking forward to my last 20-miler in that wind today, but I'm glad it's over. I'm also looking forward to tapering and I'm wondering how I will run 6 more after 20. I wasn't really feeling it today - sore and tired legs from lifting and bad weather. But it sounds like you had a great run. Good luck on June 9!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

okay...you are going to rock that race like nobody's business....and Love the video..your form is fantastic tips on how you perfected that would be great!...or is it natural? Looks great either way. good luck and can't wait to hear about it.

Terzah said...

You look fast and fantastic in those videos--thanks Josh for taking them! I hope you enjoy the taper--you have earned it.

Nicole @nmh1970 said...

Looking good Erin! Do you always wear the compression socks, or just for the super long runs? Do you find it makes a difference?

Shana said...

Just so you know, i am now hopping on the treadmill instead of skipping today. Thanks for the motivation!

Jill said...

Taper time, hooray!!!! You look great in the video....plus your shirt and shorts match your shoes! :)

Happy weekend!

Kortni said...

Beautiful!!! Your running schedule is simply amazing. I am in awe of your ability to run that much with no rest days. So excited for you as you taper for this marathon!