So, I’m starting to feel more confident on my long runs. I can do this! 26.2 miles.
[ week 19 / 11 weeks until 26.2 ]
Sunday – 12 miles, 1:51:45, 9:19 min/mile.
I was a little intimidated – twelve miles seems really far. Yes, I have done 13 before (half marathon) on a whim (right before I started training for this marathon) and with no training did it in 2 hours (brag moment) but still, this was my longest training run and it’s still a hefty distance. BUT! I did it! AND! It felt great! Today’s 12 miles seemed even better than last week’s 11… and best of all, nothing hurt! Yay yay yay!
2 miles easy, 2 miles of hills at 5K effort, 2 miles easy. Now I remember why I’ve been waking up at 5:00am every morning… I didn’t today and I paid for it. I went in the afternoon – it was hot but I survived. It felt good to get out there. I tried out my Aftershokz (review here) and ended up loving them despite my being skeptical.
3 easy miles. I went early, so it wasn’t too hot but it was incredibly humid. I felt tired/fatigued at the start but felt better afterwards.
Thursday – 5.01 miles, 45:47, 9:08 min/mile.
Oh, wee! It was really humid today. It was a sweat fest… even my knees were sweating. It was a good run, though. Nothing hurt and I took it easy!
Easy 4 miles. Went early again (I really learned my lesson on Tuesday’s 6 miler in the heat of the day). I took it easy and it wasn’t too hot. Overall uneventful (which is a good thing) and just easy run.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU to my super-mega-awesome coach, Andrew Simmons with Lifelong Endurance for all my workouts and for aiding in where I am now and where I will be on marathon day. I thank you for my newfound confidence in running long runs and just overall running abilities!
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