Sunday, July 25, 2010

17 Miles

Once again I have been missing in action...but I promise that I have been running. 

Training is going well.  I found a marathon training group that I meet with every Saturday morning and I am so glad that I found them.  They get my butt out of bed and encourage me to keep on going. 

This weekends run was 17 miles!  Yesterday got rained out so we headed out this morning instead.  I am happy to say I kept a pretty good pace and didn't feel too bad.  Two weeks ago I had a 14 mile run and it was horrible.  I wasn't able to keep up with the pace group.  I ran alone most of the time and it really brought me down.  It took me close to 3 hours to finish that day.  Heading in to this weekend I was pretty nervous because of my performance on the 14 day.  I decided to run with a minute slower pace group and that was the best decision I ever made.
I did pretty well during the run.  I didn't feel too many aches and pains until I was around the 12 mile mark. I didn't get any cramps at all which amazed me!  I have no idea if it was related to the new shot blocks I used today, but I think I am going to run out to the store and get some more of those!
I dropped my pace a little bit at the end and was able to push through.  I was so excited to see my car waiting for me at the end!! 

Next weekends run is 8 miles and the following week we will hit 20 miles.