Friday, March 28, 2008

I did it!!!!

2:10min run. Just under 13 miles... No records broken, but I'm just happy I was able to do it.

I was a little worried because yesterday I was really tight. I did the ice massage, roller and stretched 3 times. I woke up feeling pretty good, but when I started the run I could feel some twinging in my IT. Not at the knee though, above it on the side of my leg. I slowed my pace and just took very careful short steps. About 40mins into the run it all sorted just came together. I picked up the pace a little and felt so much better!

I stopped by home at about 8 miles to get more gel, salt and water... It was starting to get hot out and the sun was getting to me. The second loop was a little rough, and a little slower. It's been a LONG time since I've run that far and my feet and knees were feeling it. Plus, it's been a couple of big build weeks and and after tomorrow's workouts it will be about an ~18hr training week...

BUT, I made it... I feel good (a little soreness) and I hope it all keeps improving. I have an ART appt in a little bit, so we'll see what he says. My heel has been hurting a bit, so I might have him take a look at that too!
There is something about the training that is so gratifying. Every time I reach a new milestone I just get this confidence boost. While I know I've run 13 miles so many times before, it still felt like so much today!

Something about knowing what you have already accomplished this week, this month, and what you still have ahead of you.... It's pretty amazing to think what your body can do. How strong we all are. They say the training is the hardest part. The race is just the finale. I absolutely concur. It's all about the last 100 yards to the finish line... And, it is ALL worth it, and so much more!

Oh, and P.S. I'm STILL hungry. I woke UP hungry. I hope this slows down a bit.....


Supalinds said...

Congrats!!! That is great news, I bet you feel so good getting that run in!

Spokane Al said...

Congratulations. I know how good getting back on the road and successfully completing a long run feels.

That is terrific news.

Comm's said...

thats great news. Glad to see your back up and going. My car gauge put it at 90 today. Can you believe it already.

Molly said...

Great work!
I am thinking of trying that process to loosen scar tissue in my knee!
I am having hunger issues too...maybe there is something in the air!
Take Care!

SWTrigal said...

Your workouts look like mine! You must be doing MAO? You did much better than I did on today's run..I won't even say how far i went..
great job!

Supalinds said...

Okay I moved the creepy pic down with a new post, now it's your turn :)