Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Why is it That???

So the R'n'R VA Beach Half was a total bust for me and totally did not turn out the way I wanted it to. I was almost frightened at the thought of doing another long run for marathon training but I know they have to be done, unless I had some sort of super human powers and didn't have to train for things and could still perform well....yeah that's NOT me! Two weekends ago (9/13) I set out for a 12 miler and ALONE I haven't and don't usually run alone very much at all but I was sorta wanting this just in case I sucked and wanted to quit I could have my own pitty party. Well what do you know?? I had a decent not awesome but a decent 12 miler (2:10)! Minus the 4 bathroom stops I made....stupid stomach!!  And I walked less than a mile overall out of the entire run that is a HUGE accomplishment for me!

This past weekend I did 14 miles(2:38). Let's just say I completed it I probably wouldn't even call it decent just completed. Thankfully I had my Best Friend and running buddy Sherry P with me for 10 miles. I didn't run near as well as the previous week and had lots more times of walking but I didn't give up even when she parted ways with me still have 4 more miles to go and wanted to go home like she was doing I hung in there and finished it out! I really expected my pace to be way off from the previous week but surprisingly overall it was about 15 seconds slower.

Why is it That???

 How in the world can I run 12 and 14 miles in less time that it took for the VA Beach Half?? I will never know other than the fact that I totally didn't feel good the entire time I was there. Slowly but surely I think I can feel progress being made I just gotta hang in there!

Don't you hate the days when you feel so sleepy, drained and just plum worn out and yawn all day long??? That is me today! Is it time for bed yet??

When Marathon training, what is the longest long run you try and get done? 18, 20, 22 or more?
I prefer to get at least one 22 miler if not two but I may not even get one this time around, it kinda has me worried/scared but I already know with my foot issue its not going to be a very good marathon anyway!

Run Happy ;)


Darlene said...

I have never run a marathon. 13.1 is still a struggle. Good luck!!!!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I have only done one marathon and I did 22 miles. Mentally it just made me feel better.