Awesome! Exhausted! Accomplished! Well on my way to a 1/2 marathon! OMG MY QUADS ARE KILLING ME!!!!
I did it, I ran 10 miles in a row, I had one pit stop at 5.2 to drink a 9oz bottle of water. But I did it. I decided instead of doing a 5mile loop twice in my neighborhood I would track back out to the Rock Island Trail. Once out there instead of hitting the trail towards Dunlap I went the paved route that goes to Pioneer Parkway, about 2.5m, then I turned around and at my 1/2 way point I re hydrated quickly and then continued north to swankyville. At about 8 miles I was getting sore and at that point I learned that its mental from here on out. So with 2 miles to go I told myself, 20 minutes, that's nothing and I just kept repeating 20 minutes, 15 minutes, 10 minutes, one mile and so on. My legs killed but I made it and I have to give thanks to Mindset Evolution because they were the last 2 songs on my playlist and they helped motivate me through to the finish. What an awesome ride and run. Only 3 more miles to go and I'm there!
Here's the breakdown:
Mile 1-9:28, 2-9:40, 3-10:05, 4-10:03, 5-9:18, 6-9:49, 7-10:10, 8-10:20, 9-11:28 and 10-10:31. Total run was in 1hr and 41mins with 1065 calories burnd and an average pace of 10:07! So you can tell that I was trying to pace myself (yes a 9-10 min/mile pace is pacing it for me) but that 9th and 10th mile were tough, the short time for the 10th was because when your so close to the finish line you always pick up your pace/stride and sprint big the final 400 meters.
I'm sore, I'm tired but man am I proud and really looking forward to my massage tomorrow at 1:30 and then shopping for a new bday outfit! I'll be 33 in 2 days and I am in the best physical shape and condition I have ever been in. I look and feel wonderful and am looking forward to doing some shopping at the Buckle for some more size 6's! I was showing Mattie the other day my jeans I used to wear...14's....6 feels so much better but I'm still looking out for lucky number 4! (and yes that was also a prop to a certain QB who came back to my Vikings just days ago)