Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday 60k

I PROMISE that I actually really wanted to run this past Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the first time but I was unable to due to other factors and it sucked. I was able to run 10 miles on Thursday and knew I needed to bump it up before the end of the week.

Yesterday I woke up at 4:30am and went to work...got home around 12pm and then wanted to do 20 miles. I knew that once I got home I'd be super tempted to just run 5-10 or take a nap or something...so I called my friends and made a bet that if I didn't do the 20 miles, I'd pay them $50. Works everytime.

So I went off for the 20 miles downtown...and it had been awhile since I had #1, run and #2, run 20 miles. It was hot outside and I hadn't eaten enough and I felt tired and it was just a blah run. I really wanted to just quit but the bet forced me to keep going. I luckily finished.

Chris and I were originally going to run together this morning but I told him I couldn't. He had asked last Thursday if I wanted to do a Friday night run. Sooo...after thinking it over after my 20 miles, I decided I'd check to see if he still wanted to do a long one at 9pm, which he did.

I was still pretty tired and hungry at 9pm and when we met, I tried convincing him to just run 3 miles with me or something. Nope. We headed off into the dark and immediately I was already eating all of my food that I had saved. I was super hungry. Around miles 5-9 I just felt like crap and reallly wanted to stop...I was running so slowly. We made it to CVS and as I dragged around the store, I bought some gatorade and pretzals.

The food/salt helped but I still felt gross and like I couldn't keep going. I was seriously going to call my husband to come and pick me up. Chris practiced his pacing skills and was able to keep me going for the rest of the way and the miles eventually got a little easier at the end. Whew. We did 17 miles together and finished around 12:30am or something...37 miles for the day.

I knew back-to-back runs would be hard but this was the last weekend I had to get them in and so I had wanted to practice being tired. Why the heck hadn't I done that 2 months ago when everyone recommended it? Oh well. So yesterday was my last big one and now I'm ready for taper time- woohoo!

Today's the Kettle Morraine 100k/100mi race and I hope that Nick, Senor Bill, and Dorn are having a great time and finish strong!

6 comments:

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

You are doing great!

Heather said...

It was cool and cloudy here yesterday but no downpours leading to floods, looks like the Kettle Moraine 100K had better weather than last year.

Chief Tim said...

I just ran 2 miles and my foot still freakin' hurts! I think I broke something.

Clara said...

Dangit! So maybe Brian shouldn't be jealous that he didn't run the 10 miles. Hmm. Be careful on it now.

sparlingbill said...

Hola Sra.,
Acabo de regresar de San Diego donde caminaba el maraton en 5:11. No fue mi mejor tiempo pero me diverti bastante. Inclusive vi a una chica que tenia puesto una camiseta que decia "Slow is the new Fast". Yo necesito una asi.
Si he estado en Hell, corria un maraton alli en Abril, en algunos de los mismos caminos de "Bailes con Suelo".
Hazme un favor, incluyeme en la lista de personas que vas a pagar cincuenta si no llegas a veinte millas la proxima vez. Dios le pague.

Gary Robbins said...

Whooo whooo, bring on the tapering! Nice work, and never forget that your miles are very impressive. Best of luck getting through you taper and staying strong during the big race!
GR