Sunday, March 18, 2012
Longest Run Ever - 21 miles
So I was planning to get in a long run today. I took yesterday off and had a wonderful pasta dinner last night with peanut sauce and tofu. Homemade by my loving husband! I was feeling primed and ready to go running. I was thinking that I would go to the end of the path and back. But then I had an idea in the first half mile. Maybe I should really test myself and see what I could do. My next scheduled race is not until May 6th and I signed up for the half. My youngest had a special mother/daughter brunch the same day so I was going to run the 13.1 and then go to brunch. But now she is double booked with a soccer game and brunch. I think the game is going to win out. Well within the first half mile I started to wonder if I could up my 1/2 to a full! It is my home turf race. The full literally goes by half a block from my house. Then the question became could my body do it? Well on today's 3:33 odyssey I averaged 10:10 miles for 21 miles. I had my running bottle with me, a pack of Clif Shot Blocks, and I bought a donut at mile 13 for fuel and so that I could use the restroom. It would be a real effort (huge understatement) to finish the final 5, especially as I ran past my house, but I just might do it! All comment welcome!