20 miles in 3:01:12
My run started out great! I love going downhill and the first 7 miles are pretty much all down 🙂
After that I did two 5 mile loops around Ben’s old neighborhood that I love. I stopped for water at a park twice (once each time around). Then, I headed back towards home.
I only needed 3 more miles and then was going to call Ben to pick me up.
Everything was going fantastic until my head phones started to short out. My sweat got to the part where two pieces plug together and they broke 🙁
I basically listened to the chorus of 50 Cent’s “Hate It or Love It” 8 times. Without the verses. It’s not as cool as you’d think. Especially when you’re at mile 18 going uphill. Seriously.
Finally I was done! 20 miles complete!!!
This is actually a super big deal because I have only completed one other 20 miler in training ever! (And this will be my third marathon.)
My first marathon I ended up maxing out at 19 miles. And I did pretty well in this race, so I am a big proponent of “It’s better to be 10% under trained, then 1% over-trained.”
Then, I was training for Disney while living in Maryland and did complete 20 miles, but ended up run/walking the last 5 miles.
I’m very proud of myself because I’ve always ended up cutting my long training runs short because of different reasons. Not this time. It was tough, very tough. But I pushed though. And I’m glad I did.
“There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.”
I think I got that quote from Caitlin’s blog, but I forget. Anyways, I said it to myself today.
When I was done I was still 4 miles away from home, so I called Ben to come save the day. I stretched while I waited.
And I also toasted up a bagel and topped it with whipped cream cheese and jam. This totally hit the spot. Yummmmm.
Now I must pack my things and get ready for vacation!!!
We are actually taking a red-eye flight. Normally I can’t sleep on planes, but after running 20 miles I’m pretty sure I’m going to fall asleep on the way to the airport.
Question: Can you sleep on planes? On long car rides?