I know we are two days away from THE BIG DAY, but I was off today and I figured this would be the last run for the next few days. I know I'm also going to catch some heat for posting (Thanks Cheryl), but hey this is a PR and that needs to be celebrated right??
Met up with the local running group early this morning. I've never run with them on a Thursday so I wasnt sure about pace and distance. The plan was an out and back 5 mile run. Well when we got to the 2.5 mile mark, my legs felt good and I told the group I was going to keep on going.
The plan was to get to the 5 mile mark then turn around giving me 10 miles on the day. Hit the 5 mile mark at about 45 min, walked for a bit so I could hydrate and take my Clif Shot, figured this was good practice for walking through an aid station. As I was coming back the plan was to hit the 10 mile mark and see how my legs felt.
If you dont know where this is going by now, I passed the 10 mile mark and went for the half marathon. Around the 8th mile I got it in my head that I was going after the half marathon and started pushing for that mark.
Results: 13.10 miles, 2:01:45 total time, 9:18 pace.
I really felt like I dominated this run and at the same time I feel like I missed out on sub two hours. Of course, huge improvement from my trail half marathon a few weeks ago (damn mountains lol).
I know it's wedding time, BUT I got back home before anyone else was awake and I was so pumped for the PR that I had to jump on and share with all of you.
When was the last time you were mid run, your legs felt great, so you went after some longer miles??
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!