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!

11 comments:

runningwithababyonboard said...

there's no such thing as sucking when you finish 8 miles. no matter how you get it done, you did it. and there's always tomorrow to do better. :)

Raegun said...

LIsten up now: you ran 8 miles of hills!! There is nothing sucky about that. In fact, you are my hero. My long-term goal is to run 5 miles, ha ha.
Keep it up and you will have a fantastic race.
Rae
xo

mindysmarathon said...

I totally agree! 8 miles is 8 miles no matter what. And any 8 miles is an AWESOME 8 miles!! You'll feel better next time! Great job!

Pam said...

8 miles in the bag are always better than 8 miles undone!

(BTW, I got my Snorg tee in a couple of days ago. They sent the wrong size the first time, so I had to send it back, but I'm all set now. Thanks!!!)

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Your slow day is faster than my fast day... you did 8 miles and got it done... so write it up in the log book, and look forward to the next one! Congrats!

Miz said...

um wow?
you may not can not use the word SUCK and eight miles together in a post :)
I think its a rule somewhere, right?

MizFit

Jamie said...

It may have felt sucky but you did very good on 8! Sounds like a challenging course.

Sheridan Lee said...

Not to mention you finished in under a 10 minute mile pace...you finished...and came in under the pace we want...you rock!

Runners Fuel said...

8 miles is 8 miles, nothing else matters.

gmontalvo13 said...

don't want to sound like a broken record, but yes 8 miles is 8 miles! and your slow day is faster than my fast day too!
don't be so hard on yourself!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

yeah no putting yourself down!!! You are doing an amazng job and unfortunately not every run can be our best