9 hours, 58 minutes
Avg Pace: 13:36/mile
55.6 miles -- 11.6 miles longer than in 2008
12 hours, 25 minutes -- 2:27 longer than in 2008
Avg Pace: 13:24/mile -- 12 seconds better than in 2008
Total mileage for 2009 so far: 629.2 miles
Avg pace for 2009: 13:07/mile
The flu got better. I got better, and I got back into running. I did my 23 miler with few problems, although I was feeling down during the run somewhat. It was a mental thing, that's all. The big problem, though, was that as soon as I was back into the swing of things post-flu, I went to Hawaii. I'm happy to say that I didn't miss any runs before the trip, and we ran once on our trip. It was almost 8 miles, and the route took us around Diamond Head Crater (which was pretty much all uphill), and then down the other side (downhill, thankfully, but hot) and then on a tour through Waikiki. It was one of the highlights of our trip, to be honest. Todd and I both put as the #2 best thing we did while we were away. Who'd have thought!
Problem was, since we were gone for more than a week, and much of that time was spent on a dive boat, I haven't run at all since. So, I've missed 2 short runs and a longish run as a result. I was going to run the long run tonight, but I'm still jetlagged and we wanted to go pick up The Bug from Aunt Sandra. I will have to pick up with my runs tomorrow, and it will have to be in the morning because I am busy tomorrow night.
At this point, I feel less than prepared, so I need to get myself back on track soon.
Recipe File: Biltong
5 hours ago