18 In

Monday, August 30, 2010

I did it, folks! I’m 18 miles into my marathon training. 18 MILES! It almost doesn’t completely compute – I actually ran 18 miles, straight, on-purpose, and I liked it. Sort of.

While, I don’t feel a burning desire to run 18 miles everyday, I truly enjoyed getting several steps closer – literally – to my goal.

It was another early morning, 5:30 a.m., when we hit the street. The weather was much cooler with less humidity. It was fabulous for what would normally be a miserable August morning.

I had a good, steady run. We did 2:1 intervals and shortened our rest/water breaks considerably from last week. Four hours and seven minutes later we were done. I felt strong through the whole run but in the last half mile my body started asking me when I was going to stop. Seriously.

It’s so early it looks like nighttime doesn’t it?

Some of my Get Fit Atlanta peeps – we’re the Rebel Yellow pace group.

One of the most challenging things to me about the distance was the recovery afterwards. Yup, I was pretty much done for the rest of the day. No. Energy. At. All.

I spent most of the day here.

Thank goodness next week is a drop-back week, only 15 short miles.

Winks & Smiles,
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Mammatalk August 30, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

I am applauding from afar. Good for you!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES August 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

Awesome job! I had an 18 miler this weekend too. Enjoy your fallback week!

kat August 30, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Loud and vigorous clapping, all the way from England, mmm the having to rest after, can't give you any advice because I do the same thing!

Anonymous,  August 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

Awesome job! You look like me napping after a long run. As soon as my 10-month-old took his afternoon nap, I was out like a light after 18 this Friday!!

Krystal Grant August 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

Congrats! The weather was great for a run. Very cool and even a little windy. Instead of doing 18 miles, I think I'll try for 18 minutes :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run August 30, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

LOVE IT!! The double digit runs are sooo awesome.. Funny I always want to sleep but the kiddos down really let me. Keep it up with the BEAUTIFUL smiles

Anne August 31, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

Congrats on your 18-miler! I think a little napping the rest of the day was well-deserved :)

Lo September 1, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

Great job!!! I'm right there with you : ) Thanks for the awesome support of RMHC too!! It helps so much that we have your voice in the telling of our story!

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