Second... Thanks to everyone's comments on my last post. I really appreciated it.
20 miles done.
What a mental feat that was. Honestly to date the toughest run I have done. I want to sit here and give a mile to mile recap of the run, but besides a couple key miles, I really dont remember much. It was almost an uneventful run. Here are those key miles:
Mile 2 - Pee stop in the woods (damn coffee!)
Mile 4 - Almost got mauled by two
Mile 5 - Pee again!!!! I need to lay off the coffee before runs.
Mile 10 - *sigh* Ten more....
Mile 16 - Thinking to myself "I cant believe I have to do 10 more on marathon day!"
Mile 18.26 - Mapmyrun.com said I would be at mile 19 by now!! WTH!!!
Mile 20 - Done....I'm walking the rest of the way....
I was all over the place
I really hope they have enough Porta-John along the course on marathon day. There is nothing worse that the feeling of having to go pee while you are running. It's so distracting. As soon as I have to pee, that's all I can think of. If they dont,.... it's Worcester. I 'm sure I can find a store, restaurant or an alley that I can go in. I can't imagine they wouldn't have some along the course.
Note to self... lay off coffee marathon day.
The mental part of the run is definitely the hardest. I was trying to slow myself down the whole run. I kept feeling like I was running too fast. Especially in the beginning.
When I thought I was suppose to be at mile 19 of my run and I wasn't, it pissed me off! I was cursing mapmyrun.com. When I got home and looked at the run I had mapped out, it was then when I realized I forgot to go down a street I had mapped. Oh well. I made up for it and made sure I finished my run as planned.
My knees are achy. I've been acing them all day. The stairs at work tomorrow are going to be a pain. I'm just glad this is the longest run of my training until marathon day. 12 next weekend and 8 the weekend after that. I'm happily looking forward to them.
3 weeks 'til marathon day!
Have a great week everyone!!!