Yesterday I set out for my LAST long run before my half marathon and my first LONG run of marathon training… I had no idea what to expect and my only goal was to make it at least 14 miles. It was very windy with a bit of rain and pretty chilly and I was pretty certain that after the first mile, this was going to be a run from hell.I just felt so slow and I all I could think was that I still had AT LEAST 13 miles to go, FUDGE!
I was about half way into my second mile when I actually felt good. I was just cruising. I was still cold but the run didn’t hurt! I couldn’t believe how amazing I felt! It was just me and the open roads.
I wasn’t even expecting what was coming next… I came through 13 miles in 1:36:08! WHAT?! My half marathon PR to date is 1:35:56! I wasn’t racing, I felt great and the weather conditions were less than desirable and I almost hit my PR, not to mention I ran two more miles after that. I totally needed a run like this. My perfect motivation for Monday:) It got my confidence level high for my race this coming weekend AND it made me realize that I DID make the right decision when I signed up for the Buffalo Marathon….
And here are a few fun motivational posters that I’m loving today!
Happy Monday! What motivates you?!