8/29: Rest (camping!)
8/30: 7 miles
8/31: 4 miles, TM
9/1: 4 miles- 1 TM. 3 outside.
9/3: 20 miles, boom
9/4: 5 miles, easy w D.
Shit gettin real! I cannot believe the marathon is around the corner. I'm scared,yo. Scurred.
I think the burnout hit me a few weeks ago and I've not quite been able to shake it but I also know that it'll be over soon. Ive really been dragging on my weekday runs, and have had to fit in a few evening runs instead of getting it done in the morning. I need to switch my mindset to excited anticipation instead of impending doom.
Let me work on that one...
Last Saturday's 20 miles was... Uneventful? I mean, yes I ran 20 freaking miles but it was made much less painful with some good company as well as a surprise appearance of J on the trail towards the end of our run. We started out very nice and very slowly and then once we hit the halfway point and turned around to head back, I got a second wind yet again and found a little pep in my step. We did have to stop at a gas station for a water refill and some ibuprofen for Heidi's knee, but after we ran into J around mile 15, we spread out a bit more, and I ended up running the last 3 wth her. My goal was to try and push myself for the last miles and I ended mile 20 with a 8:28 pace, which felt very hard and very satisfying.
20 miles. We did it! Now, we just need to add 6.2 more.
Post run. Everyone looking good except me. Ew, sorry
Obligatory blurry watch photo
Splits. Well, as many as I can fit in the screenshot.
And then later? A giant gas station burrito
My pants fitting
Less physical stress
Not having to bitch about marathon training
Things I will miss:
Running together wth M and H.
The satisfaction of running all the miles at once
The opportunity to bitch about marathon training