Monday, July 19, 2010
Today I did it I completed 16 miles I went Galloway all the way on it and my legs are thanking me! It also helped me improve my average mile/min! Followed 5:1 and at every walk break I drank either water or Gatorade, went through 40 oz water and 20 oz Gatorade on the trek and of course downed a lot of each after the run. I took time to enjoy the scenery, one of the nice things about running on a bike path/trail. I also got a break from all the concrete since a good majority of the run was on unpaved trail! It was a struggle toward the end with my jog being a speed walk more than a jog but I still made those extra miles that I had never gone. Upon reaching 16 miles via the Garmin, I spiked my water bottle and celebrated with a sweaty hug from my cousin, who is being a huge support of my running by either rollerskating or biking along with me (and I do mean rollerskating not blading ala 1985 hot pink skates!!) My next long run is 18 miles but I don't have that for another week, hooray for recovery weeks!