20 miles/ 2:39:48/7:59 pace
Holy crap, I can't believe I did this and neither can the girl working the desk at the gym! I'm glad it's over but it went fantastic and I felt great! I actually had 18 on the plan but once I was at 18, 20 sounded so much better! I realized with just over a mile to go that I could finish under 2:40 which I knew was an 8 minute mile so I gunned it and floated in at 7:59! I cannot tell you how great I feel right now. Granted this was done on a treadmill with no wind resistance, I think the fact that I was constantly changing the incline up to 4.5 and the monotony in general of running on a treadmill equal out to running outside. I also think I went into this run much better prepared than last week. I paid extra attention to what I ate the last two days and I also took a Gu and drank Heed throughout the run. (I got this Gu roctane in a race bag-blueberry pomegranate- It is the worst tasting thing ever. I could hardly get it down but it did help!) I really felt like I had a LOT left in the tank after this run so I'm hoping its a sign of good things to come!
Funny story! I had two little boys over to play this afternoon. I was sitting on a chair in the kitchen with my legs crossed reading the paper when this little guy comes up to me and says "My dad said you shouldn't sit like that. It'll give you puffy veins!" I thought this was sooo funny! He was dead serious!
I spent the morning internet shopping and came up with these "must haves" to go with my new virtual boots and yes, that is exactly what I would look like from behind in them! Umm-not so much!!
Also, Katie, I'm quite certain the salt cravings are not a result of pregnancy..lol! In that case my cravings would include hard liquor and anti-depressants!!
Katie and Aron are both running a muddy trail half marathon tomorrow! This sounds like a blast and I wish we had something like that up here. I bet they both do awesome and have a great time in the process. Good luck girls and don't get those cute new shoes dirty, Katie!!
Hope you all have a great weekend. I'm off for hockey once again! Another dry hotel room with uncomfortable beds-Woohoo!!