marathon training officially began june 28th
19 weeks long.
ran 795.24 miles.
i completed 89 runs during training.
lots of runs in the early morning hours and the dark.
not to mention the 2+ hours every sunday.
(thanks katie for being my pit crew on several of those sundays!)
just thinking about 26.2 miles
made me break out in a cold sweat and caused my heart to race,
but my training has given me the confidence that i can do it.
i started with a long run of 12 miles
and ended up running two 20 milers and one 22 miler.
my first week of training i ran 37.9 miles
my highest week was 55.47 miles.
in july i ran 160.89mi
in oct 203.71mi
finally (thanks tony) figured out
my fueling/hydration plan.
7.4.10... 12.36mi/ 2:07:27/ avgHR 151/ avg pace 10:18
10.10.10... 12.48mi/ 1:59:22mi/ avgHR 151/ avg pace 9:33
ran a 10k in 50:55 and took 3rd in my age group.
so many changes,
so many milestones.
i am a different person
than i was 4 months ago.
i am so grateful for
the support of my family & friends
through this journey.
thanks for coming with me on my runs,
for listening to my constant babbling about times, & runs, & pace predictions,
for checking up on me during & after my runs,
for refilling my gatorade and giving me a mental boost,
for understanding when i had to get up at 4:30a.m. to go for my long run,
for calming me down when i get stressed out,
for the countless amounts of cheerleading
for endless amounts of love.
i am SO grateful.
love you all!!
update: still taking tons of vitamins, airborne, and doing the sinus rinse. throat is a little sore, but i think it may be just the postnasal drip from the Afrin i took. head is still a little stuffy. drinking tons of water and resting today. hoping for the best :)