Saturday, February 09, 2013
I decided if I'm going to do this marathon thing, I should set goals. Today I ran the furthest I have ever gone. After running 4 miles, I was spent, but when I looked around, I was far from home, basically running alone, and had no choice but to keep going to get back home. The entire time I'm thinking, I'm crazy, there's no way I'm going to complete a marathon, maybe I should aim for the half instead....
I had to stop to walk. I think maybe I need one of those belts that you can attach water bottles to, because at mile 6 I had a Gu, and could barely swallow it because my mouth was so dry. It kinda stuck to my teeth. Then I started laughing because ( here is where people think I've lost it) I'm thinking to myself that the express flavored Gu that's stuck to my teeth makes it look like I'm eating..well, you know.
So eventually I made it back. My toe hurt. It took me 1 hour, 40 minutes, for 8.5 miles. That's not horrible. When I got home, I started thinking, I think I can do this marathon thing.
End of April: able to do 10 miles
End of June: able to run 13 miles
End of August: 15 miles
We may hold steady there for awhile until the temps cool back down. I can't imagine running more than that when it's almost 100 degrees out.
End of November: able to run 18 miles
End of December: 20-22 miles
End of January....ING, here I come!