16 miles done.

4 May

Well, I survived my 16 mile run. It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t fast. Even though it was 88 degrees outside when I headed out, I think the main culprit behind my less-than-stellar performance was sheer exhaustion. I felt like I was running through jello for the first two miles – you know those nightmares when you’re trying to run but can’t? It was like that.

Luckily, things improved after those first couple of miles – I mean, my legs felt better. I didn’t get any faster.

But I got the miles in and at this moment, that’s all that matters. And that’s all I care about.

I’m completely exhausted and have an early wakeup call to head up into the mountains so the details will have to wait.

I’ll leave you with this:

16 miles

3:14:18

12:08 average pace

1 more long run closer to a marathon

3 Responses to “16 miles done.”

  1. RunningFarce May 5, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Momma said there’d be days like this. If you can finish a long run in 88 degree weather that’s something to be proud of!

  2. Lisa May 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Yay sweet 16! Not every run is smooth or perfect, but they’re still making you tougher & stronger.

  3. Heidi Nicole May 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Great job on fighting through it – you are seriously doing amazing with your training!
    Enjoy your time in the mountains!

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