Monday, February 19, 2007
Only Two Weeks Left!
So while it is pretty close and my knees really were hurting, I'm still not too worried. I'm hoping to get a massage this week, if not today, take it easy and probably not run too much, and do my basketball massage everyday.
Well it's now just under two weeks away, almost there!
We've Reached The Peak!
Our run was a great run, mostly down along the beach, warm temperatures, but not too warm and the best part was that the rain that had been there all weekend and a little in the morning had left us shortly after the start of our run! It still had left a lot of puddles and had flooded some of our course leaving me to run through the large puddles or climb through trees and bushes, but aside from all of that I was happy to see the clear skies.
I wound up running probably a little slower than I should have but I had good company that I was enjoying getting to know since I don't usually run with these two girls and so I decided to stay at their pace instead of taking off and being alone.
Overall the run was great, around mile 17 or 18 I was getting rather achy and my feet were really hurting, but I was determined to finish and nothing was that bad. So I kept it up and finished the 20 miles which I actually later found out was closer to 21 miles! I finished in just over 4 hours which I believe leaves me more than enough time to finish the remaining 6 miles for the marathon knowing that on race day I'll have a quicker pace and shorter stops at the water stations.
My knees were hurting after the run but it wasn't anything like they had previously been so I wasn't too worried.
Now it's just a matter of staying injury free and maintaining what I've built up to till marathon day!
Still Climbing That Hill
Anyway, so two weeks ago we went out for our 16 mile run. Prior to this the longest I had run was 13 miles, so I was a little worried. However, the run turned out great! I was full of energy, running at a much quicker pace and just in great spirits the whole time. I came in just under three hours leaving me to believe I really could make the 5 1/2 hour cut off in the marathon. I decided it was probably due to my good nights rest and my new shoes I had just purchased the day before but had not yet run in.
While I was feeling great about the run I was saddened to find out my feet were covered in blisters upon taking my shoes off, thus telling me my new shoes that I was so excited about were too small and I'd have to go exchange them :(
My feet were gross but I felt great and I had run 16 miles! Next week, we up the antie to 20!