Saturday, May 03, 2008

14 miles--check!

And in the POURING rain, to boot! But it was about 65 degrees, so that's not too bad. Made for wet, heavy shoes, though.

I ran the first 7 easy and then tried to knock off 50 seconds or so per mile for 6. I did 4. The last two, well...I was just outta steam. I did the last 3 easy for a cooldown, but I had to estimate the distance and time because my Garmin battery died after 11.5 miles. Man, how did I ever run before my Forerunner? I am such a dork with the data!

I'm not gonna lie. Part of me wondered, how on earth am I going to do all 13.1 miles faster than this? I am panting like a dog and I'm freakin' EXHAUSTED. Can I do it? But I've now ran three separate times OVER the distance. I know I can go the distance...but from there, I have no idea.

I don't know. I guess we'll find out. But race day always has a little magic to it, right?


Wes said...

Oh yea, girlfriend... The magic on race day is palpable :-)

Rural Girl said...

Looking forward to seeing how your race goes. You'll be flying high and it will be great!

Anonymous said...

Race day is always magical - you and me both will be hoping anyways!!!

Good luck

Kevin said...

There is definitely magic on race day . The adrenalin pumping, crowds cheering, runners to pass. I am always amazed at how much it helps

Cara said...

I am seriously impressed by how much you've been training!!! I totally agree that race day magic + post partum blood doping magic = You're going to do AWESOME!!! :)

Rae said...

Great job!!! Race day is going to be a breeze!