Yesterday was National Running Day! What a wonderful holiday! I'm not sure if it's new this year but I sure enjoyed the motivational aspects of it all. I took the time to even make my own "why I run badge." This week I was due to log one more uber long run before my upcoming 50k, and since my weekends have been spent working races I decided this random wednesday holiday would be
Going into this run I had my share of doubts due to last week's feelings of general fatigue, etc. Plus, running any long distance (especially over 15 miles) never seems to get any easier! I have always said and will continue to do so: RESPECT the distance. I knew I needed a support system to get me through this last long run, so I enlisted the help of my two favorite men: my husband and dad. Jordan ran the first 12 miles with me, then I did a few on my own before finishing up with 6 quick miles with dad. In total I was able to log 21.5 miles! My goal was 22, but after dad dragged me through an 8:00 min mile at mile 20-21, it was all I could do to stumble through a 0.5 mile cool-down.
|No pic from yesterday but here's me, dad and Jordan |
displaying our awards after a recent 10k in Suffolk, VA
As a nice reward? I scored this awesome long-sleeve technical shirt from the local triathlon shop that was holding a Rock n' Roll Half Marathon Kickoff/ Running Day party. I tried to win a free entry into the race but no such luck there. Thanks for reading, and I promise some more posts soon!