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A couple weeks ago a friend was trying to convince me to run the same 10K that I did last year down the shore on Memorial Day. I kept going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to do it, but one day at work I finally decided to sign up. I didn’t have any checks with me to mail in the race fee so mom was nice enough to pay my entry! I guess that’s one of the perks of working on the same floor as your mom!

My friend was going to do the 10K “with” me (we weren’t planning to run together) and 2 of her friends were signed up for the 5K.

On Saturday we went to the community center to pick up our bibs and tee shirts.

Because it was such a small race it only took a minute to pick up our stuff. Then we had a low key night to prepare ourselves for an early morning of running.

Last year we ended up getting to the start of the race way too early and stood around for a really long time before it even started. This year we timed it much better and ended up only waiting a few minutes before they told everyone to head over to the start.

There isn’t really an exact start line, but everyone lines up together and when they say “Go!” you just take off. I knew I wasn’t going to PR at this race since it was just a bit too warm out, but my goal was to finish faster than last year.

The start of the race was overcast and it wasn’t too hot out, but by the time I got to the 5K turn around (about 1.5 miles into the race) I felt it starting to get hotter. By the time I hit mile 2 I was getting really hot. At the water station I poured a cup of water over my head. I was still feeling pretty good though, despite the heat. Just before the 10K turn around I saw my friend and we high fived. Shortly after I reached the end of the out-and-back stretch and turned around. By mile 4 I just wanted the race to be over. It had gotten very sunny and I was bored with the race. There isn’t much to see on the course because it is literally a straight line up and down the main road. Mile 5 went a bit better, but I was still really bored! Mile 6 I honestly wished I had pushed a bit harder but I didn’t feel like I had much left. I ended up walking for a little stretch. In retrospect this seems kind of silly because if I had just run it would have been over that much faster! Finally I saw the finish and I sprinted to the end. My friends cheered me on as I crossed the finish line in 1:01:31. 29 seconds faster than last year!

The splits (based on my watch, which said I ran 6.27 miles):

Mile Pace
Mile 1: 8:48
Mile 2: 9:21
Mile 3: 9:53
Mile 4: 10:16
Mile 5: 9:55
Mile 6: 10:42
.27 Miles: 9:23

I definitely could have pushed harder in mile 6, but I still met my goal of finishing faster than last year. For a non-competitive, spur of the moment race I was pretty happy with this.

After the 5K turn around the crowd of runners thinned out a lot. I don’t think very many people ran the 10K this year. My friend and I both decided that next year, if we want to run, we will do the 5K. This race really isn’t that much fun but we like the tradition, so that would be a good alternative.

I have more racing plans in the next couple of months, but I will save that for a separate post!

–Melissa

 

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I finally have a routine again, and it’s been nice! I’m going to do a weekly recap like how I did for the marathon. Here we go!

Monday: Strength – I did a cardio/strength circuit that was killer! It started with 10 minutes on the stairmill (aka the revolving staircase of death). Then a superset of 2 leg moves (I forget which now). Then 6 minutes on the stairmill. Then another superset. Then 4 minutes on the stairmill. And then I ended with 4 more strength moves. It was great!

Tuesday: Run – I would have liked to do speed or tempo, but I decided to just go easy. I headed out with the plan to do 4 – 7 miles. When I got to 4 miles I told myself to suck it up and I did 2 more. I would have gone for 1 more, but I didn’t have enough time before meeting a friend for dinner. It was a perfect night for a run. I kept a 10:17 pace.

Wednesday: Strength – I did the same work out as on Monday but with upper body. It was excellent again. This is definitely a new favorite.

Thursday: Run Rest – I was beat. So I bailed on my run.

Friday: Strength – I worked out with Mom and her trainer. It always kicks my butt!

Saturday: Long-ish run – I did 8 miles around Hoboken. It was so pretty running along the river!

 

The run was tough, but felt really good. I kept a 10:31 pace. Much slower than I used to be pre-marathon, but I ran the whole time (and same for the run on Tuesday). My goal is to get rid of the walking breaks that I got used to during marathon training.

Sunday: Rest!

I also never blogged about the charm that Vic got me for the marathon. Can’t believe I forgot! But here it is.

I love it.

That’s all I’ve got. 4 weeks til Broad Street!

–Melissa

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Wow. I can’t believe it’s here. In SIX days I will be running a marathon. It’s hard to believe. In November this week felt so, so far away. But it’s here. I hope the next six days go quickly because I am really anxious/nervous/excited/etc for Saturday!!!! Here’s how the final full week of training was:

Monday: Rest – Something very silly happened. This is moderately embarrassing.

Remember last week on Friday when I did the strength work out with Mom and her trainer? My legs felt sore after and ruined my last very long run (I consider anything less than 6 miles to be a short run, 7-10 to be a moderate run, 11-13 to be a long run, and anything over 13 to be a very long run), but I didn’t anticipate any other soreness. Sunday night I was lying on my couch and I began to feel a crushing pain in my chest. It wasn’t anything heart related, it was just my muscles, so I wasn’t too worried. But my chest was killing me. It was a pain unlike anything I had ever felt. I moved to my bed and it hurt to stand up straight on the walk from my couch to the bed. I was hunched over but hoped that a good night’s sleep would help me feel better. One problem – I sleep on my side, and when I was lying on my side it felt like my pec muscles were literally crushing my lungs.

I could still breathe, so again I wasn’t too worried, but it was very uncomfortable. I laid on my back and tried to fall asleep, that wasn’t happening.

So of course, I did what any normal person would do.

I Googled.

Big, big mistake.

Next thing I knew I was convincing myself that I was either a) dying, b) having a heart attack, c) growing a third boob, d) had a rare but very serious pectoral tear and needed immediate surgery or e) dying.

I tried to calm myself down and eventually fell asleep for an hour or two, but I woke up again because I was so uncomfortable both from the chest pain and from sleeping on my back.

In the morning it still hurt, so I did what any normal person would do.

I called my Mommy.

She assured my I was just having soreness from our work out. She reminded me that I had done chest presses with VERY heavy weights for a girl. Good point, mom, good point.

I took some Advil and hoped the feeling would go away. I was uncomfortable all Monday, my chest was swollen and I had cleavage for the first time in my life (maybe not such a bad thing!). To top it all off I was fighting a cold too.

I wanted to kill Mom and/or her trainer for this. I was so worried that my marathon was in jeopardy!! But, instead of acting impulsively and ending up in jail for manslaughter (a sure way to end my marathon dreams!) I took an unplanned rest day and hoped I would feel better.

Tuesday: Cross Training – I felt MUCH better and went to a Spinning class after work. I wanted to run, because I knew that if I didn’t I would only be able to do 2 of my 3 planned runs for the week, but my chest didn’t feel 100% so I decided to do something a little more low key. The class was really good.

Wednesday: Tempo Run – I decided to choose between my speed work and my tempo run because they were about the same distances this week (around 6 miles). I headed out and told myself I would decide between the two once I got going. I ended up doing a tempo run. I didn’t push too hard, but hard enough to break 10 minute miles, since I am tapering. The splits were: 9:44, 9:55, 9:25, 9:26, 9:53, 9:37. Then I cooled down for a tiny bit to get to 6.10 miles. I might have cooled down for longer but I was meeting a friend at the bar to watch the Lehigh/Bucknell basketball game. Lehigh won! Woo!

Thursday: Cross Training – I just ellipticalled for an hour. It was relaxing and fairly easy. I have read that a lot of people over compensate with cross training during their taper since they aren’t running as much, but that isn’t a great idea. Noted.

Friday: Cross Training (again) – I did another AWESOME Spinning class. This might have been the best one I have ever taken. And I have taken A LOT of Spinning classes over the years. Then I followed mom and her trainer around the gym while he trained her in hopes that I could get him to stretch me out (he did).

Saturday: Long Run – This was the last Long-ish run of training! My plan called for 8-10 miles. I kept going back and forth on whether I should try to get those last extra miles in (sort of pointless at this point) or rest my legs. I ended up doing 10 miles anyway just for the sole purposes that I love getting those double digits in! I kept my pace on the slow side on purpose. The splits: 10:45, 10:59, 11:03, 11:19, 11:08, 11:12, 11:06, 10:47, 10:58, 10:13. Then I walked home for .86 miles. On my walk home I called Vic. Our conversation went like this:

Me: “I just finished my last long run!”

Vic: “Uh…no you didn’t”

Me: “My last LONG run!”

Vic: “I heard you, no you didn’t”

Me: “YES I DID!”

Vic: “You do realize you have to run a marathon next weekend?”

Me: “Oh. Yeah. Good point.”

Sunday: Cross Training – I ellipticalled for an hour while reading a book that Mom got my for my birthday. It’s called The Extra Mile and it’s about ultra-marathoner Pam Reed.

I’m still not done because I have been reading it very slowly over the past few months (on purpose) but there were a few parts that I really liked that I read today:

“Only once will you run your first 10-K, your first half-marathon, your first full marathon, your first ultra. So when you do experience a first, I think that it’s really important to stop for a moment to recognize how great it feels”

and

“Most people are used to running by themselves or with one or two other people. You can trot along, get lost in your thoughts, or have a pleasant conversation. In an event like Chicago, you suddenly find yourself being stared at and yelled at by thousands of people. The cheering crowds are definitely encouraging, but it’s a hugely different experience from the kind of running I usually do. This is where the concept of “running within yourself” becomes important. I need to filter out distractions and keep focused on my goals.”

I definitely want to take it all in next weekend and not forget how exciting this all is! It’s also been a while since I’ve done a serious race. I have been running solo (or on a handful of occasions with a friend) for the last 10 months. I’m sure it will be a strange feeling having all the spectators out there next weekend. I need to remember to stick to my plan. I think I will probably feel awkward taking my planned walking breaks, but I know that they work for me and I am going to have to force myself to take them (at least for the first 6 miles where it doesn’t feel like I really need them).

I have 3 more days of training left, so hopefully I will recap those days on Wednesday or Thursday!

–Melissa

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Since the 20 miler, I have been OBSESSED with the marathon. It’s literally all I think about. So, I was reading over my past posts for inspiration and motivation and all that…and I am kind of freaked out now. I have had A LOT of bad runs throughout this training. Yes, I’ve had some great ones (16 miler and 20 miler), but most of my posts start out with “well, this week wasn’t so good”. Soo…I’m pretty nervous now, especially since this week’s long run was another one of those “this week wasn’t so good” runs.

Here is how this week went:

Monday: Cross Training – I went to Spinning again this Monday. It was a great class.

Tuesday: Speed Work – This was a tough one! It was a 10 minute warm up followed by 2×2 miles with 400 of RI between each set, and 10 minutes cool down. Most of my speed work is shorter bursts of speed and then a break, this was TWO miles of speed and the a break. Ouch. But my splits were decent:

Tempo Distance Average Pace
Warm up 1.01 miles 10:15
Speed 2 miles 9:12
RI .25 miles 22:30
Speed 2 miles 8:55
RI .25 miles 17:49
Cool Down 1.04 miles 12:45
Total 6.55 miles

Wednesday: Rest – I worked normal hours this week but I was starting to feel under the weather, and needed a mid week break.

Thursday: Tempo Run – 6 miles. I was so tired, my legs wouldn’t move. It was painful. I think it was the past few weeks finally catching up with me. Oh well…

Mile 1 10:40
Mile 2 11:07
Mile 3 10:52
Mile 4 10:37
Mile 5 13:39
Mile 6 11:07
.15 miles 3:01

Friday: Cross Training – This was A BIG MISTAKE! I worked out with Mom and her trainer and they KICKED.MY.BUTT. It was a fantastic work out (bent over rows, chest press, lunges, burpees, etc. phew I’m getting tired just thinking about it!) and made me realize how much I want to do other things than just run after the marathon, but ow.

Burpees

Saturday: Cross Training – I was going to do my long run this morning. But I literally was so sore that I couldn’t get out of bed. When I woke up I rolled back and forth a few times and thought to myself…how am I going to get out of bed?!?!?! Needless to say, the long run wasn’t going to happen. I went to the gym and ellipticalled for an hour to get my blood moving, but it didn’t help much.

Sunday: Long Run Average-length-really-awful-run – I was still very sore when I woke up this morning, but I wanted to get in my 13 mile run. So I set off slow and steady. My legs felt sore and sluggish at first, but I kept hoping I would loosen up. No such luck. After five miles my legs started to hurt and I kept remembering an article I read about getting injured during your taper. So I called it a day. Unfortunately I was still very far from home. I ended up walking almost the full distance for a total of 11.25 for the day. I am mad at myself for not pushing through/for getting this sore in the first place. I am hoping that I loosen up over the next couple of days! Otherwise…I’m in trouble! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Less than 2 weeks to go!

–Melissa

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I DID IT! No, no…I didn’t run a marathon (yet), but I made it through the big, crazy, scary week on my marathon training schedule that I’ve been scared of since I first planned out this training back in November. I mean really, who runs 20 miles?! (Well I guess me…) This week was also INSANE work wise, I didn’t get home from work before midnight once. It was exhausting and I crashed HARD on Friday. But, like I said…I DID IT! Here is how the week went:

Monday: Cross Training – I took a Spinning class in the morning before work. I have to rush to get ready when I do a class because they end a bit later than I normally finish my work outs, but this was worth it. There was actually a sub teaching the class but it was REALLY good. Great way to start the day.

Tuesday: Speed Work – This week called for a ten minute warm up, then 5 x 2 minutes fast/2 minutes easy, and a ten minute cool down. Wait, what? That’s like…~4 miles! It was so amazing to do just a short, sweet run. I am kind of excited for after the marathon when I can run shorter distances on a regular basis. I want to keep up my mileage for Broad Street, but I can definitely work in some 3-5 mile runs in my training plan (which I will make up after the marathon). Here’s the average paces for the speed work:

Speed Type Distance Average Pace
Warm Up 1.04 miles 10:29
1 – 2 min fast .23 miles 8:35
1 – 2 min easy .18 miles 11:05
2 – 2 min fast .24 miles 8:31
2 – 2 min easy .18 miles 10:51
3 – 2 min fast .23 miles 8:49
3 – 2 min easy .16 miles 12:22
4 – 2 min fast .24 miles 8:25
4 – 2 min easy .15 miles 13:00
5 – 2 min fast .25 miles 8:08
5 – 2 min easy .18 miles 11:16
Cool Down 1.15 miles 11:15
Total: 4.23 Miles

Thursday: Tempo Run – This run was supposed to be 8 miles. But I got home from work around 1:30 am, and I had a crazy, busy day ahead of me. It was no surprise when I hit snooze a few extra times and only had time for 6 miles.Wednesday: Rest – Too tired.

I am calling this a huge victory that I even made it out there for 1 mile. Even still, I felt a bit guilty for not doing all 8, considering I’ve missed a few runs here and there because of my various ridiculous injuries. But, in the long run (ha…pun) I doubt 2 miles will make a huge difference. The splits:

Mile Split
1 9:51
2 10:20
3 9:26
4 9:46
5 9:25
6 9:54
0.06 1:38

I only had time to cool down for .06 miles, which isn’t really enough, but oh well.

Friday: Rest – I wasn’t going to work out this day regardless because I was running 20 miles the next day and wanted to feel rested. But even if I had wanted to I wouldn’t have be able to. I got home from work and passed out the second my head hit the pillow. I don’t think I have ever been so tired in my whole life.

Saturday: Long Run – This was the first Saturday I didn’t have to work in 5 weeks. I set my alarm for early to emulate race day. I wasn’t going to wake up at a ridiculous hour or anything, but I figured 6 would be early enough. But I woke up at 7:30 with my phone half way across my room. I must have turned off the alarm and chucked it in my sleep. This is why I can’t have nice things. I dragged myself out of bed. I did NOT want to go running at all. On the other hand, I wanted to get the run out of the way so I could relax on Sunday. I made my usual pre-long run breakfast– peanut butter on a flax wrap. So good. Then I got back in bed and watched this weeks Modern Family. So good. Then I dragged myself back out of bed and got dressed. Before I knew it I was out the door.

I downloaded an audio book. I chose Ellen Degeneres’ Seriously…I’m Kidding.

I had a few other books in mind but I figured that this would be nice and light and her voice wouldn’t irritate me as much as if it were some random fiction book. It was only 3 hours long, so I figured I could just switch over to music after. This turned out to be a BRILLIANT idea. It made the miles go by very quickly. The book wasn’t great, but I definitely laughed out loud a few times. My favorite part was when she was talking about how crazy people usually have shopping carts. Then she thought that it actually wasn’t such a bad idea since she usually keeps everything in her pockets. She said it could be like her purse on wheels. And she could call it a POW. But then she decided maybe that wasn’t such a good idea after all. I was cracking up, I bet other runners thought I was crazy. Maybe I should have been pushing a shopping cart…

I am debating whether or not to get an audiobook for race day. It really made me zone out during this run, but I don’t know if you are supposed to completely zone out during a race. I’ll have to think about it…

The first few miles I was not feeling so great, but eventually I got into it. I saw a partner at my company running around mile 4, I took a Gu (Espresso flavor mmm) around mile 6, it started to flurry around mile 9. Around mile 10.5 I reached the start of the Drive again and went inside to the little cafe to fill up my CamelBak even though it wasn’t empty yet. They have a water cooler that runners can use for free, though I’m pretty sure it’s just filled with tap water. Still, very convenient.

At that point, it also started BLIZZARDING! I was worried about going back out in it, so I called mom to see if she thought it was safe, and to let her know where I would be in case I ended up in a snow bank. She said to go for it, and off I went. The “blizzard” lasted for about 3 minutes. Then the sun came out again.

Around mile 11 I saw a friend from middle school. Also around mile 11 I took another Gu (chocolate flavored mmm). Around mile 12 I felt myself starting to feel like how I did during the 18 mile run. I didn’t want it to end up like that run, so I took an extra long walking break. It didn’t kill my pace too much, and I started up running again feeling so much better. Around mile 15 I saw the same friend from middle school again. (I also saw the same old man 4 times during my run, kicking some serious butt, and a couple other people multiple times.) Around mile 16 my book ended, and I switched over to music. Around mile 17 I took a 3rd Gu (espresso again). Also around mile 17 I realized that I was going to make it! Around mile 18 I ran out of water but was nearing the cafe again so I figured I would fill up again even though I was almost done. Around mile 19 I stopped at the cafe. I was shaking pretty badly when I stopped. Weird. Then I finished really strong. Amazingly, it only took me a minute longer to run 20 miles than it took me to run 18 the other week. At mile 20 I called mom to tell her I actually did it! Then I walked home for a mile and a quarter for a total of 21.25 for the day (not including the tons of walking I did the rest of the day/night). The splits:

Mile Split
1 11:32
2 11:02
3 11:12
4 10:58
5 10:52
6 11:38
7 10:57
8 10:59
9 10:43
10 10:45
11 10:50
12 13:27
13 10:36
14 10:43
15 10:59
16 11:41
17 11:21
18 11:15
19 10:46
20 10:01
21 18:10
0.25 4:18

I know that I still have 6.2 more miles to run after this until I complete a marathon. I kind of wish I had a 22 miler on my schedule. Most plans max out at 18 miles, 20 miles, or 22 miles. I picked the 20 mile max because the whole schedule seemed like it would work for me, but now one more super long run would be nice. However, there is only 3 weeks til the marathon, and I am officially tapering, so that is not going to happen. I also think that I kind of feel ready for it! This long run totally boosted my confidence. I know I could just as easily have a bad day like with my 18 mile run, but I’m hoping with 3 weeks of tapering I will feel fresh and rested for the marathon. I read an article earlier in the week that basically said that you ARE going to have some really awful training runs, it’s normal. All I can do is not get too cocky after this long run and hope that I don’t have an awful run on race day!

Sunday: Cross Training – I did a very easy 45 minutes on the elliptical. It felt good to get my legs moving again. I read an issue of Women’s Health during my work out. It said that moving a little after hard work outs is one of the best things for recovery. So I covered that! It also said to drink lots of water (working on it as I type) and to get a massage (it’s not just an indulgence! It really helps your muscles). So now I’m off to get a massage!

Total miles: 31.54 miles

This week should be much less crazy work-wise, and training-wise. I think I can get it all in!

–Melissa

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Another week down! We are now less than a month from the marathon, so crazy! I signed up for the Broad Street Run this week. It’s a 10 mile race on May 6. I think it will be good to have a goal in mind for after the marathon.

This week was extremely exhausting. I worked until the wee hours of the morning, but I still managed to squeeze in 5 work outs. Here’s what I did:

Monday: Cross Training – I swam and biked. Both of these helped to loosen up my legs from the 18 miler.

Tuesday: Rest – 4 hours of sleep = no work out

Wednesday: Speed Work – This workout was a 1 mile warm up, 10×400 with 400 of RI in between each,  and a 1 mile cool down. I warmed up at a 10:03 pace. I did a walk/jog for my resting intervals. The pace of the 10 fast intervals were: 8:50, 8:26, 8:26, 8:11, 8:23, 8:07, 8:16, 9:08, 7:19, 8:12. I wanted to keep them all in the 8 minute range. When I didn’t get that for the 8th 400 I pushed really hard for the 9th. Then I cooled down with a mile run and some walking for a total for the day of 7.28 miles.

Thursday: Rest – 4 hours of sleep = no work out (again)

Friday: Tempo Run – This was 1 mile easy, 5 miles tempo. I ended up just doing what felt good. The splits: 9:10, 9:24, 9:24, 9:36, 10:13, 9:00. Then I cooled down for a total of 6.11 miles.

Saturday: Cross Training – I did the arc trainer for 15 minutes, the elliptical for 15 minutes and upper body strength for 20 minutes.

Sunday: Long Run – This was a step back week. Hooray! My schedule called for 10 miles. I considered doing more since I skipped a 13 miler the other week because of my neck. I set out on a 12 mile route, but when I got to 10 miles I was just ready to be done. So I walked the last 2 miles home. It felt great to just walk. I didn’t run with water and I was very thirsty around mile 7. Big mistake. I’m also feeling some foot pain that feels like this old injury. I’m a bit worried about that. The splits: 10:54, 10:52, 10:40, 10:53, 10:54, 10:37, 10:58, 11:02, 10:33, 10:31. Not my best, not my worst.

Total mileage: 25.39

Time for bed! Week 15 is going to be the most challenging yet! I’m nervous.

–Melissa

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This week was not my best. I only ended up missing one (more) run, and one cross training day. So in the end my back/neck injury thing wasn’t too bad. Here’s what the week looked like:

Monday: Cross Training Rest – I couldn’t move my head again when I woke up in the morning. I was in a ton of pain, and called it a rest day.

Tuesday: Speed Work Rest – Still in a ton of pain. I decided to make an appointment with an acupuncturist. I didn’t think my regular doctor would do anything than tell me to take some pain killers and wait it out. I was already doing that and my neck wouldn’t move and my back was killing me, I needed to take a different approach. I left work early (amazing) and went to acupuncture. I felt immediate relief. I left able to turn my head but my back still hurt a bit.

Wednesday: Cross Training – I kept it very light with 45 minutes on the elliptical. I didn’t want to do anything too strenuous, but it felt good to move again.

Thursday: Tempo Run  Rest – This was also the week that my crazy schedule finally caught up to me. I set me alarm for the morning but literally could not get out of bed. I was so exhausted and decided to post pone this run until Friday. I went to my second acupuncture after work this night. Again, I felt better but still a little off.

Friday: Tempo Run – I waited until after work to do this run since we get out at a reasonable time on Friday nights. I was nervous because I hadn’t run since last Thursday, but I was also SO anxious to hit the road. My legs were itching to run! This called for 1 easy mile, 4 tempo miles, 1 easy mile. I ended up doing a 10k at whatever pace I felt like running because I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself for the first run back. But I killed it and juuust missed my PR by 18 seconds. The splits:

Mile 1: 9:10
Mile 2: 8:57
Mile 3: 9:20
Mile 4: 9:38
Mile 5: 9:57
Mile 6: 9:33
.2 Miles: 1:46

Not too shabby for my first run back!

Saturday: Cross Training – I hit the gym after work, but ended up not getting there until later than planned so I only had time for an elliptical work out before the gym closed. I wanted to keep this work out very easy anyway because I had an 18 mile run planned for the next morning.

Sunday: Long Run – I wasn’t sure if I was completely ready to do such a long run after the whole neck/back thing, but I also knew that I couldn’t skip this run if I wanted the marathon to happen. I felt off when I headed out for this run. It wasn’t pretty. I think the fact that it was FREEZING COLD probably didn’t help things, but I know I could have pushed myself harder. At one point I touched my face and I realized it was completely numb. I considered finishing the run inside at the gym, but I kept at it when I saw a guy running in shorts. I really was just not feeling it at all today, and my paces showed. I walked A LOT. My legs were tired. I just couldn’t get in the zone today. I’m really, really hoping that this doesn’t happen on race day. Anyway, the terrible splits:

Mile Pace
Mile 1: 10:16
Mile 2: 11:01
Mile 3: 10:49
Mile 4: 11:27
Mile 5: 11:38
Mile 6: 13:34
Mile 7: 12:16
Mile 8: 12:43
Mile 9: 13:24
Mile 10: 14:10
Mile 11: 13:18
Mile 12: 12:07
Mile 13: 13:36
Mile 14: 13:14
Mile 15: 12:26
Mile 16: 12:27
Mile 17: 12:17
Mile 18: 10:18
.76 Miles: 12:42     Cool Down

Yeah….Not so great…But at least it was a PDR. And at least I finished. There is always next week!

–Melissa

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