Well, it’s been a weird weekend and I promise to fill you in on it all in a few days when I’m ready to talk about it… but for now I’m going to tell you about a huge accomplishment… my 19 miler this weekend. I knew in advance that there would be no way that I would run 19 miles on my own, especially because in my last training cycle the furthest I went was 18, and that was almost of the death of me…. So I emailed my coach and I said no matter what I would be there. I know… I should be at every run, but the fact of the matter is that Albany is really quite a hike from where I live and some days the last thing I want to do on a Sunday morning is get up and go running…. I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t say it but I’m saying it.
But Sunday morning, regardless of all the things that were against me, I made it to practice without fuel and my watch. I’m kind of a watch-a-holic on my long runs. Like obsessive checking of the watch. So the minute I figured out that I didn’t have my watch, I went into panic mode. I was already over half way there, so I had to suck it up and keep moving forward….
We did 2 x 9.5 mile hilly loops. I’m not going to lie after the first loop I kinda wanted to crawl in a hole and hibernate. However, on my second loop I ran with another lady in my group named Cheryl and she pulled me through the next loop. I don’t know if I can ever thank her enough, but she made me dig to places I didn’t know existed. We didn’t even run it fast, but the hills were insane… by the end of the run, I felt like my legs were going to detach from my pelvis… I couldn’t believe that I actually made 19 freaking miles. I felt like hell afterwards but just knowing I did it, showed me how much stronger I am than I thought I was. Next weeks goals:
Don’t forget watch and fuel
Run 21 miles on long run day
I may do ok at Boston afterall…. I guess only time will tell…
Happy Monday Y’all!
Do you ever feel super nauseous after a long run?
What are some of your goals this week?