Yea!!! Big accomplishment this week...I hit 100 miles (to the dot) after Saturday's 10 mile run! How exciting...I have ran 100 miles this year! Who would have thought it???
Saturday's run was originally scheduled for 7am, but due to a conflict in B's schedule, we met at 6:30am. It was a nice morning, approx. 40 degrees out with a little bit of a crisp breeze. K also met us for the run! We decided to make 2 laps around the park we were running at, which would get us right at the 10 miles. The first few miles were a little rough...on all of us! There were a TON of runners out, so that made it fun, and I knew that a lot of these people were probably training for the same 1/2 that we would be running in only a few weeks!
At 3 miles we stopped for a water break and all did a Gu...we needed something to push us forward those remaining 7 miles. This was the same trail we ran last weekend, and is pretty hilly! As we finished the first loop, K started to get a cramp and not feeling very well. We decided we would stop at 7 miles for another water break and Gu. At approx. 5 miles, I was finally feeling good and really got in my groove. We stopped at 7 miles, and did another Gu, and decided we would run another 1.5 miles, and then turn around and run back the remaining 1.5 miles. This would put us closer to the cars, and both B and K needed to be somewhere by 9am. As we started up after our 2nd quick stop, K decided she had to stop and for me and B to keep going. We both felt really bad, but knew that K needed to take a break. Me and B kept going, and at one point B looked at her Garmin and it said we were running under a 9 minute mile...Yea for us!!!
We turned at the 1.5 mile marker, and headed back to finish our last 1.5 miles. I was starting to get tired (I had done the 30 Day Shred the night before...yes, I listened to everyone and just went out and bought it at Target...and my bank is going after that scam company!!!) so, I was a little sore from that, plus, with us running faster, I was really starting to feel it and was ready for it to be over!
We looked and looked for K and didn't see her, so we assumed she went back to the car. We finished our 10 miles and gave a HUGE high five!!! We had done it! Our time was right under 1hr 40min. As we were stretching, we saw K behind us...she had stopped off at the Visitor's Center (threw up) and then continued her run. She only did 7.5, but at least she didn't give up, plus she was feeling better!
It was a great run and next Saturday we are scheduled for 11. This will be my PR for mileage....I have never ran over 11 miles...I can't wait!!! The 1/2 is in 3 weeks...YaaHoo!!! I ordered my 13.1 PINK visor the other day...can't wait to get it!!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend of runs! Today I took the day off and just chilled with my boys!
I do want to give a HUGE shout out to Erica at I Run Because...I Can for sending me my GU prize from her contest and an AWESOME Golite water bottle. I have used it the last few runs, and absolutely LOVE it! Thank you Erica...you are a lifesaver!!!