First double digit run since June 2nd.
I have ran 10+ milers many times now and I don't know why but I was nervous for this one just like it was my first 10 miles run.
I had all these crazy thoughts...
- I won't be able to do it.
- I will have to call for a pick up.
- I will walk half of it.
- I will cut it to 8.
Drove me completely crazy for 2 days.
So Sunday morning came and I was meeting my running buddies at 6:45. I was already humid outside..I thought "crap like I need that.."
So it went OK. I had company for 8 miles out of the 10. (they were doing 8 for this week and I was doing 10) I think it would have been much much harder to do this one solo I was so happy that I did not run this alone.
I did the 10 miles and I am happy.
It was not fast but that's OK. I had to dig deep at around mile 6...that is when the pain started. It was not sharp but it was there. It is so annoying. At times it is all I could think about.
It was hot and humid and I was happy I had salt tablets so I took 2 of those and I also had one honey stinger waffle.
I lost a lot of salt during that run even if I took 2 salt tablets. I will carry some for Long Beach for sure. I am hoping it will be cooler by then but right now the heat is brutal.
I NEED this Long Beach to be better than my last one. Report here. Last year was a nightmare.
I got 2 more weeks before the race. This weekend I am planning on doing another 10 miler. I want to stay closer to 13 and keep my legs used to going longer.
Like I said before Long Beach is not a "goal race" for me. I don't want to say it will be a "training run" though. A race is a race so I want to do well. I have another half 2 weeks after LB and then in November I have Big Sur.
I never thought that coming back from an injury would be so hard. It is HARD. It is frustrating. It sucks. boo hoo hoo.
I started listening to podcasts for my runs. I LOVE it. I don't know why I never tried that before. I have only listened to Another Mother Radio for now but I am almost done with all their podcasts. I love them all. I feel like they are talking to me and I found them very entertaining. I don't think about the miles or the pain. It is working good for me.
Do you listen to podcasts when you run?
I would love to know about the ones you like the best.
Soccer season has started. I am the team mom for both our teams once again. I don't know why I always say yes to that. Some people have no clue and are just so rude to parents who volunteer. They think we work for them or something.
Will scored the first goal of his game and he also got the MVP medal.
Jonathan had a game right after Will...by then it was 101 degrees and we were all melting...
Look at the "arm action" !