I did it, I completed 20 miles today. BUT – I walked a lot in the last 5 miles or so. I basically walked all hills and at that point I didn’t care.
Well, actually I did care when I would see other runners coming towards me. I wanted to say, “I’ve already ran 15 miles, and I have 5 more to go. Don’t judge me for walking…”
My stats: 20 miles – 3:18:41
This stats are not good because I realized I am the shittiest pacer. This pace averages to just under 10 minute miles, but my last few miles were close to 12 minute miles. So, I start out way too fast and just get slower 🙁 I am not happy with my pacing problems and it’s a reoccurring issue in my long runs.
When I got back I took a quick dip in cold water and then refueled on some nuts and cereal straight out of the box. Then, I convinced Ben to take me to Panera since I’ve been craving it forever!
I started with the Gingerbread bagel with Hazelnut Cream Cheese. It was good, but didn’t change my life. I shared with Ben of course 🙂
I got the Pick Two with the Fuji Apple (no Chicken) salad and Black Bean soup. Ummmm, the “Apple” in the salad was apple chips – WTF?! I’ve had this before and it’s had real apple chunks – is this a MD thing or a tragic mistake? I will give Panera another chance since I love it so much, but they better give me less dressing and more apple next time.For my first marathon I topped out my long runs at 19 miles. I looked back and that run only took me 3:00:19! I need to get my groove back!