Saturday, September 15, 2012

13 Miler!!

Well, my morning started a little 'off', but it ended up great!! This morning was my last long run before my Half next Saturday. I decided on the park I wanted to run at, so I left my house around 7:30 and got to the park around 8. When I got there it was packed, and the street was all backed up, there was some kind of Meet going on. I decided I didn't want to run there, and definitely didn't want to wait in all that traffic!
 So, I just kept driving, hoping I could find another park. After about 15 minutes of driving around (no, I wasn't lost, why would you think that!), I found one! I pulled in and it was beautiful!
It was a PERFECT morning. 55-60 degrees, sunny, slight wind- ahhh amazing.
I ran for 2 hours, 45 mins. Around a 12 min. pace. I ran almost the whole thing, but I hate being a slow runner! I've decided after this Half, I will start working on my speed. On the treadmill I can easily do 10 min pace, but outside I slow down for some reason!
 After I was done, I wasn't pouring sweat like I usually am! But oh, I have never felt such pain!! I seriously didn't know if I was going to be able to drive home!!
 I remember when I first started running 5k's, and getting home, and barely being able to walk inside the house. Lol! So, I know this too shall pass!! One of these days I'll do 13 miles- no problemo!
 My legs are still pretty sore, but my honey gave me a nice massage with some Arnica, that definitely helped!
I do believe I'm ready for my Half Marathon next weekend! I'm sooo excited!

  Have you ever eaten seaweed? I found this the other day and just HAD to try it!!
OMG, I took a big bite and seriously gagged!! It was disgusting!! My 14 year old stepson ate half the bag though! Hubby ate quite a bit too! It's just thin sheets, and it tastes like fish and spinach. YUCK!


14 comments:

  1. LMAO! One of my friends eats seaweed all the time and I bought nori sheets last week (and sushi rice...I was hungry while shopping...not a good plan, but I didn't leave with any extra chocolate so it's all good!) and I ate one by itself. Blech. So gross. Too bad I don't have a sushi roller thingy to put to use!

    Great job on 13!!! My first half is tomorrow and I should not be on the computer, but I am giddy and can't sleep! I know screen time will make it worse...I should put myself to bed now, right? right! Good luck next weekend!!!

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  2. I LOVE sushi, but just can't handle that seaweed! Good job on not picking up any chocolate too!
    Good luck on your half! Can't wait to hear about it!! I doubt if I'll get any sleep next Friday either!

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  3. Way to go on your 13 miler! You are the exact opposite of me-- I can run a 9.30 mile outside but the minute I step on a treadmill, it's like a brick wall trying to run any faster than a 12.30 mile!!
    I am not a fast runner by any stretch of the imagination, but every run is a good run- even the slow ones.
    Have fun tapering this week!

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  4. After this half marathon I will definitely be working on my speed. I'd love to be able to run a 10 min mile outside! Thank you!

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  5. Good luck!!! I started training on my treadmill and was much faster than when I was outside. After spending time outside it switched. Now the treadmill slows me down... I'm a slow runner too and I am learning not to care too much! I'll be thinking of you this weekend!

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    1. That must be why, the tm is where I've done most of my training too. Now that it's cooling down, I can get outside more and work on my speed! Thanks, Abbey!

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  6. It took me a while to accept my race times. My best half was 2:20. I always feel like I only have ONE pace! Slow and steady! I will say that my training runs are always slower then my actual races!! You will rock your half!!!!

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    1. Hopefully this Half will be faster than my training runs too! 2:20 is an awesome time!!

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  7. Congrats on your 12 miler! Rest up and recover... you are so ready for that half!

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  8. I really love your blog! You are an inspiration as well. Good luck on your half-marathon! I can't wait to read all about it!

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  9. Congrats on a great run and wow am I jealous of your weather. It is still almost 90 here and I cannot wait for fall.

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  10. Thanks, Abby! I'm glad fall finally got here, hopefully it will soon for you too. I was so tired of that heat!

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