Saturday, January 11, 2014
My long run went well, let's say, okay today. I did the distance, felt good for most of it, but probably didn't go slow enough.
I got very tired during the last 2 miles and had to walk a lot. I was so tired that I wasn't thinking clearly, and somehow forgot that I had a full water bottle in my waistband, that I had filled at the last fountain I passed. I got tired, and wished I had something to drink. I was simply confused from exhaustion.
As a result, I had nothing to drink for the last 2.5 miles. The sun had come out, it got warmer, and that never helps either.
I understand, though. I biked long a few days ago, and ran 10 miles the day before yesterday. Just a bit too much exercise for this old body. I'm fine with it, as long as I understand what happened and why. I was out there for a long time, 4 hours and 15 minutes, so that's a good thing. Time on the feet is good.
On marathon day, I will be well rested, well fed, carbed and watered up, and rarin' to go.
I'm always glad when I complete my last long slow run, it's all downhill, training wise, from now until marathon day. My next scheduled long run is a mere 12 miler. Woo-hoo!
Thanks for reading and have a great day.