Sunday, November 2, 2008

10.39 Miles

OK, I did the longest run ever for me so far. And, it wasn't a run as much as a run/walk. But, I did 10.39 miles in 2:31. That is faster than the Disney pace of 2:40 for 10 miles. I am feeling it today. Today was the first day I got a cramp while running too. I did the first 8.4 miles by myself, then I stopped at home to get the dog for his regular run. I really really had to pee too, so I STOPPED at home. Well, that quick break (all of two minutes) did me in. I was just under 14 minute mile pace after 8.4 miles. Then, my calves locked up on me. Cramp city there. It was all I could do to just let the dog pull me along.

I am feeling it now - this is what I imagine January 12th will feel like... I will be in a hot pool though. Can't wait!


Tracie said...

Ok P do I need to say it? What do the 2nd and 3rd word say in your post?? "I did".... so that means you accomplished it. That's saying something all by itself. ~~~ HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!! Next, yup, the stopping will get ya', if you're body's not used to crazy miles of running then the muscles are going to tighten up. Key is to stay moving and stretching them out - or even if you have to stop for that pee break or to get the dog, stretch the legs a little before you continue. ~no biggie, lesson learned. Just this next week be careful running with those sore, tight muscles that are still hurting from the run. You don't want shin splints and injuries. Just STRETCH, STRETCH, STRETCH!! Does your gym have a sauna? When my muscles hurt so bad I can barely move, I take a bottle of water (hydration is key) and lay in the sauna for 15 or 20 minutes and it will normally loosen those tight muscles up a LOT! Way to finish the run! And honestly, it doesn't matter if you run or run/walk, the goal is to finish.

Hayley said...

Since running and walking use your muscles in different ways, I really think it's best to run/walk. That's what I do and it works well for me. Like Tracie says, this is a huge accomplishment and I'm so proud of you!!!