Saturday, August 10, 2013

If 10 is hard what will 26.2 be like?

Me before the run

Yesterday I ran the 10 miles like I had planned.  But I hadn't planned on it being so HARD.  Can I really run 26.2 miles?  That is 2.6 times longer than yesterday's run and I was struggling by the end.  The good news: my legs felt strong, my knees were fine, and I have recovered physically quickly, feeling great today.  The bad new: running just a little faster than normal for my long runs killed me. Wait, I just looked up my running log and reviewed a run from January 2013, not that long ago.  I did a 10 mile run that day and my average was 11:19 min/mi  and yesterday was 10:38 min/mi.  That is a big improvement!   So I guess I shouldn't feel too bad that I almost collapsed at the end.

 Lake Miramar

We had a yummy vegan dinner with some friends last night but we did go off our cleanse a bit to enjoy some wine.  And then I woke up in the middle of the night with a hot flash.  Pretty much whenever I drink I sleep like crap.  It is so hard to give up alcohol though.  I know I would sleep better and it definitely has extra calories.  I think the key is to limit to only one glass.  But when you are hanging with friends that can be difficult and also kind of boring.  Still trying to figure this one out.

 Me after the run
Finished Run: Aug 9, 2013, 11:31:11 AM
Route: New Route
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Run Time: 1:47:29
Stopped Time: 11:38
Distance: 10.11 miles
Average: 10:38 /mile
Fastest Pace: 6:26 /mile
Ascent: 262 feet
Calories: 1056

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