Saturday, August 28, 2010
8mi & I suck
We did not have a race this morning so we decided to do our long run today and take tomorrow off, so on the schedule was 8 miles. Last week we did 7mi on the same hilly course so I really wasn't looking forward to it. But it is the course for our upcoming 15k race so we might as well practice it right? Today we realized that we needed to turn right instead of the left we took before, they had come out and painted arrows. So we decided to take the right and see what happens. We come to a fork in the road but there was arrows pointing left down a county road so we followed. The first part of the road wasn't so bad, quite hilly, thought we saw a monstrous hill but it was short and sweet. THEN the BIG DADDY HILL came, holy cow my shins, calves and hamstrings never screamed so loud as they did then! I was very thankful the halfway point wasn't too far away, that's where we stop take a break gu up again if needed , drink our water that we dropped but oh wait we dropped it in the other direction. I felt okay and thought I could do with out so we took our little break and carried on. The good part was going back down that huge mountain we just came up but I could still feel it :( and we still had several hills left to finish on the way back. I gave it my best effort but I SUCKED! I walked several times not long lengthy walks just short and sweet. At about mile 5.5 I was really missing that water, I was having sinus drainage in my throat causing my stomach to feel ill and at one point I felt dizzy like I could pass out. Therefore I SUCKED on the second half of the run today. I did however finish in 1:19:42 which I thought wasn't so bad. That awesome friend of mine Sheri did a great job today! Hopefully next week I will be able to keep up!