Now we're talking. This morning I skated 22 miles in 1:45. Last week it was 20 miles in the same time frame. I averaged 12.4 miles per hour. My brother-in-law Dan rode his bike along side me and this helped out big time. There were times where we were going 20 miles an hour. That's humming. Try to imagine the pro skaters averaging 20 miles over the course of the entire marathon.
Some other interesting stats from today's skate. I burned 2200 calories. Heart rate averaged 160. I actually managed 12.6 miles an hour for the first half of the skate. Lastly, I started at 6:30 am and the temperature rose 10 degrees by the time I finished.
This was my best training skate so far. I have 24 miles in my sights for next week. With five weeks to go I will start to taper my distances after next week.