Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And I thought last week was hard

Today was the day that I was scheduled to run my LONG run. I was actually worried about it.

It was 10 miles.

So last night I got on this fun website called map my ride.

It works like this. You type in your address and a green x goes on your house, then you move that x down streets and paths and the counter on the right says the mileage and it's 100% accurate for I've tested it with my car after a couple routes I did.

Anyway, last night I routed 10 miles and wrote down the directions on a tiny piece of paper that I could carry with me running.

At 5a.m. I woke up and dressed for my run. I ate a half banana so my stomach wouldn't be too full and drank some water. Then I left around 5:15a.m.

I ran and ran and ran and ran and ran some more. It was hard and there were many times I had to talk myself into continuing this CRAZY goal. Then I ran and ran.

Then I finally reached home again and to my surprise my time was 1 hour and 43 minutes. That is super awesome for me since that ends up being a 10 minute 15 second average mile and I'm usually so much slower than that, so to keep that pace for that long is super great! At least I think so. I reached home and stretched and walked a tiny bit.

I feel so ready for my Half Marathon next weekend now!!!! Hope that 3 more miles won't kill me.


Mike and Adrianne said...

Good job! I am so impressed. Where all the kids awake when you got home? Were they impressed for you? Did you want to die?

Michelle said...

This was super hard. I felt wonderful actually within a few minutes after cooling down.
Caleb, Daniel and Jared had already gone to seminary. Alyssa, Scott and Brenden were eating breakfast when I returned home. The first thing they said was, "Mom you stink" I was super smelly so I had to take care of that right away.