Officially, the last long run should have been this weekend, but we are heading to High Point, NC this weekend to celebrate with our family my grandmother's birthday. 86 - wow! I am excited to run with my twin sister, but I am sure 14 miles was not on her schedule.
I ran 13.5 on Saturday and it might not have been the best idea to run 13.72 today (runner first, right? It's on my bumper so it MUST be true!) but I wanted to get it in. It was a gorgeous day... a little cool (I should have skirted though) and my legs felt great... barely tired!
Lap 1: 8:16
Lap 2: 8:34
Lap 3: 8:33
Lap 4: 8:48
Lap 5: 8:36
Lap 6: 8:47
Lap 7: 8:42 (stopped watch to fuel)
Lap 8: 8:41 (stomach started feeling yucky)
Lap 9: 9:02 (stomach was really feeling yucky - stopped and walked a little)
Lap 10: 9:02 (stopped and walked)
Lap 11: 8:45 (Stopped and walked again)
Lap 12: 8:53
Lap 13: 8:49
Lap .72: 9:28 (puked and forgot to stop watch :))
Why the stomach issues? Well, I think it was a combination of not eating enough (I did not run until 1:45 and kept it light all day because it is hard to run with a full belly - I prefer running first thing in the morning for this reason) and the GU on an empty stomach. I probably should have GUed twice, but didn't because of stomach not appreciating the first one.
Also, I lost a bottle on the trail somewhere. Fell out. Bummer!
In the end I made it back to my car and home with time to spare (called the neighbor just in case) and of course the bus was 10 minutes late. But this is the second time I felt super mentally defeated (remember the Brick, HERE?)... so:
How would you have mentally pushed through to make it home in time today?
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