Thursday, October 14, 2010

Louisville Half Marathon Countdown

1. Last Thursday we completed our last long run for training (12 miles). The entire first half of the run I felt great. Nice and Strong. Then it slowly started going down hill from there. I always seem to be having stomach issues on the long runs so I decided not to eat anything before heading out NOT a good idea. About mile 10 I really started to bottom out tried hard to just keep pushing through it only a couple of more miles to go. We had to stop for a stoplight and when we took off again I felt dizzy and light head like I could pass out, once we reached the entry to the park where we were parked, we both ended up walking the last 1/2 mile. But still made our 2hr goal:) After beating myself up wondering WTHeck is going on, I remembered that we also ran 4 fast miles the night before, not enough rest time.

2. The Half is this Sunday, only 3 days away! I feel so much better this time going into it, my first half I didn't feel as confident. I didn't really complete the training like I should have and have done so much better this time even though I have had some hip pain, foot pain and slight back ache today. We ran two slow 5k runs this week and that is when I discovered my foot pain and already went to the chiropractor once this week for the hip, thinking I might go again tomorrow. Why do the aches and pains wait till the week leading up to your big events to come out? Ugghhh!

3. We have heard that this course is really flat and fast! I am really excited for that fact, hoping all the hilly runs we have done this summer helps us be fast. Our three goal times we have decided on are 2:15 will make us happy, 2:10 will be really nice and 2 Flat will be AWESOME! Guess now we wait and see what happens!!

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10 comments:

k2323 said...

Good luck! Here's to a sub 2 effort. Looking forward to reading your race report.

Whitney said...

Good luck with your race! Your hill training should definitely help you.

Book Worm Runs said...

Good luck and HAVE FUN!!

misszippy said...

Best of luck to you! I hope it's a perfect day.

Sheridan Lee said...

Woo hoo! Here we go!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Enjoy the race! Hope your stomach issues are solved soon.

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats on this uears training. Good luck on the 1/2!!

Jason said...

Good luck with the race. Can't wait to see the race report. You are going to do great.

Jamie said...

Good luck and enjoy your race experience!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

sometimes the dizzy is because you need some electrolytes or sodium too, so make sure you hydrate with somethings besides water on race day