My two tired tootsies documenting their achievement this morning.
I also enlisted Annelise's help.
Actually, my Garmin documented 18.96. To-MAY-to, To-MAH-to. No wonder my feet were complaining! See, I had only told them to gear up for 15, maybe 16 miles. They may never listen to me again.
We were given the option to run 15 or 18.6 miles today. Once I was going, and talked to several fellow Fitters who were shooting for the whole thing, I started to think...maybe I'll try it.
I was feeling great on the first loop, even up to mile 15. I decided to go for it. What's 3 more miles?(4 as it turned out)
Apparently a lot.
At like, 15.5 my body started to complain. My mental game was also being called into question.
I finished alternating between semi-run/walk intervals, a shuffle and a good old walk.
I probably should have stuck to my original plan, since I missed my long run last week and have been, shall I say hit or miss this week with my training runs. These last weeks of training are going to be challenging, as we continue to build up the mileage. I challenge myself to get back on track with my weekday runs, no more wimpin' out and finish these next 6 weeks of training strong.
January 13, 2008 --The Big Day