2012 Miles

Saturday, September 10, 2011

JUST 10 miles : )

So today was a great day because I ONLY ran 10 miles! WTF?!??!! Who says that! But seriously after weeks of 16, 18 and 20s you will take 10 in a heart beat. I was super tired and grumpy for the first 5 but I stuck my music in my ears and really picked it up for the last 5 miles. The past was sub 9 for sure (8:50 I think) so I was super excited about that. Now it is time to give the knees and hips a break with less runs and a less demanding pace and be ready for Erie! I am going to get the bike on the trainer and do bike, run, bike run and then a rest day when I travel. Monica and I plan to shake out our legs with a 3 mile jog the morning before and then it is race day.

Most people know I have my eyes on a sub 4 marathon. I think the possibility is there but I also know it is a big jump from my 4:12 in May. The plan is to go all out at this one and learn from my mistakes. If I crash and burn I will drag myself into a finish and have a better plan for training and my 26.2 in West Virginia in November. In the past I have been real conservative in the beginning and had nothing in the tank at the end SO why not give some more in the beginning and see what that does : ) I have trained harder this time around so I am hoping I will be able to suck it up at the end and fight thru the pain better than before. OR I will take a finish however it comes.

Thanks for those that continue to read and follow along!


  1. Lol, how can u not feel that way after weeks of really long runs? Good luck rockin' your goals for this marathon!

  2. YA!!! HOW SAYS THAT?!?!?!?!

    Though I have caught myself saying "I only have 3 miles today"