I am supposed to be well into marathon training but with all the stupid sickness I've had I'm really behind. I actually wasn't to sold on the idea of doing Horse Capital Marathon again but darn it I just can't give up on a challenge , I mean after all Run the Bluegrass is probably the hardest half I will EVER run and now I'm a 6 year streaker! (It's actually 7 years but they changed hands)
Anyway to half way be on track today should've been 14 miles. I've had the stupid flu all week and have done NOTHING barely eat let alone any kind of exercise. Last night I still didn't feel the best but I text my BRF'S (best running friends) and told them I'm going may be terribly slow and walk lots but I'm going as long as I wasn't just terrible when I woke up☺.
I woke up feeling ready to run! I didn't think I could/should really do all 14 on schedule but I thought 10 was acceptable . The first 3.5 miles was great no aches or pains just fighting a runny nose. My buddy David likes to run everything but walk the up hills I've grown to love it too! So that's what we did today I was thankful. We stopped by the car for a pit stop with just 3.5 miles to go surprisingly I was still feeling OK but not as great as the beginning. Mile 8-9 is always my wall and that's where it hit me today.
In the end I was thrilled I was able to run the 10 miles and we was about 30 seconds faster on our overall pace than 3 weeks ago ! I think that means some progress is being made right??
Run Happy ;)