I finished my 29 mile run today for my birthday accompanied by good friend and great ultrarunner Craig as well as my husband for the last 6. 4:56 total, and somewhere around 9:30 pace when you take out wildlife sighting and picture time. We started at 5am, wasn't super cold but was a headwind for the first 13 or so. We ran a big canal road loop. I would have loved mountains but couldn't be away all day. Stomach didn't feel good the whole first half basically then eased up, my pelvis hurt bad around miles 15-20 (can't put off core work any longer!) but the eased up as well (I did take 1 200mg ibuprofen which I've never done during anything but packed just in case, maybe it was that). Outside of my left knee was tight for a little bit and a funny sharp pain in my right knee for a few minutes. Probably not stretching enough.... My husband met us around mile 23 after playing dad to 4 kids including taking the oldest to early morning choir practice, then our youngest 2 to preschool and the sitter, then our boy to school as well. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it...oh wait, I do it everyday :) Anyway, he met us with a bottle of coke that was nice to sip a little of too. Then the 3 of us ran the last 6 which actually felt really good! My 2nd farthest run ever. We went out to Kneaders after and I even got a nap, great day so far!
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