Happy Friday to you!
Since I have Fridays of during the summer, I took advantage of it by kicking off the weekend by getting in my long run.
Also made sure to layout everything in preparation for the run. I have forgot my watch for a race before and it drove me crazy to be without it so I made sure everything was charged up and ready to go.
There was a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and jelly (my pre-race/ pre-long run fav) but I was starving when I woke up, so hence no picture…. I also had 2 cups of coffee while watching the news. I need a good hour to wake up and be ready to go and run. Coffee, the reason I get out of bed!
Why oh why did I plan my 18 mile run to have the last half mile being a hill?!?!?!? Well, since I live up on that up and I ran from home today there wasn’t much choice. Full disclosure, I walked up this hill. Just glad I didn’t have to crawl at this point!
Phew! 18 miles in the books! I had estimated 3.5 hours for the run and went over my 13 minutes due to extra walk breaks. I kept myself in check by going slower and taking a walk break because the point of a long run is long and slow. Get your feet, body and almost most importantly your mind used to running for that long. Unfortunately our minds start giving up before our bodies usually so must stay strong and power through!
Well now I am resting my feet while typing up this post but time too go make a protein recovery shake.