Saturday, December 28, 2013

Day 28: Stine - Out With A BANG! 10 Mile Marcothon run with Breakfast!

Today was the group long run.  With only 4 days left, I've been very tempted to scrape by with the daily minimum, but when Mark posted this morning's route, I noticed there was a 5 mile and a 10 mile option.  After getting confirmation from my pace partners that they were game for 10, I figured why the heck not!?

The weather couldn't be any more perfect this morning.  At 7am it was 32 degrees and it continued to warm up all day.  By the time we hit the second loop, it was incredibly sunny as well.  With little to no slick spots and a great group, the miles just continued to click off.  My right hammie has been revolting recently, so I needed to stop to stretch it twice today.  I was also pleasantly surprised to see Marco-mate +Jeffry Archer at 5 miles running back to the start with Carrie....he looped back to say hi and reassure me that he had already done about 8.5 and was going to head back after chit-chatting a little bit.  Then....he said "You Gonna Keep Running This Pace?"...Puzzled, I said "Yeah".  Well, I guess he liked it because he ran another 5 with me at a 9 min/mile pace.  Seriously - this dude does spin and swims 1,000 times a week + is doing Marcothon.  The group has collectively decided - he is a cyborg after he completed his 13.1+ mileage this morning.  Heck, I'm dead from my 10 miler.  He does everything above + a half marathon.  RIDICULOUS AND AMAZING.

The best part....we all went out for breakfast today!  With a table with about 14-16 at it, we all enjoyed replenishing all the calories we burned - and then some :)  The Denver skillet was mighty delish.  I even got hassled for buying Mark's breakfast (long story!)

Best breakfast around - Blueberry Hill, Homewood IL

Run Data HERE

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Sat, Dec 28, 2013 7:09 AM Central Time (US & Canada) By tabysu1
Activity Type: Running Event Type: Uncategorized | Course: --

Distance:10.02 mi
Avg Pace:8:59 min/mi
Elevation Gain:231 ft
Calories:1,176 C
Moving Time:1:29:51
Elapsed Time:1:34:42
Avg Pace:8:59 min/mi
Avg Moving Pace:8:58 min/mi
Best Pace:8:13 min/mi
Elevation Gain:231 ft
Elevation Loss:230 ft
Min Elevation:625 ft
Max Elevation:700 ft