Last Sunday I ran 21.83 miles. This was my longest run so far, and longest run before my marathon two weeks from now.
Did I just say two weeks?
I had a great start, and kept to goal pace during most of the first half.
Then I got to mile 17 and was SO ready to give up. It was super hot. HOT HOT HOT, I tell you! I was tired. Exhausted actually. I kept at it and then at mile 19....I was so done. I couldn't anymore...and had to walk the rest. Not that walking made the last couple miles any easier.
I was really disappointed in myself. It turned out to be such a lousy run.
I know everyone has these runs, but this was such a let down, specially with the marathon being so close. My finish time was 5 hours and 30 minutes (which is actually my marathon race finish goal).
So... now I am on a mission to psych myself up before marathon day. Not sure quite how I will fit 4+ miles in that time...but that is my GOAL ( :
|Audrey post 5 mile jogging/stroller run @ Seal Beach|
I'm kind of past that disappointing run now, kind of. Months ago I couldn't even finish half of that. I keep trying to look at it this way. And remind myself that all of us have bad day's....or in my case bad run days ( :
I took lot's of Ibuprofen and ate well that evening. And rested.
Today, although now tapering down for the race, was my long run again. It was good. I was pretty consistent with keeping to my run 5 minutes -walk 1 minute intervals and keeping at my goal pace. My timing was better... but I still need to focus and work on this over the next two weeks.
I am in no means a fast runner, but if I want to reach my goal, I definitely need to increase my speed.
Over the next two weeks I plan on sharing a lot of what I have learned during my training, from training schedules, to what to eat, to what to wear.....
Any questions??? Would love to answer! I had so many when I first started...I am by no means an expert... just learning as I go...