Friday, August 31, 2012
Today was a run that was all about the mileage and not the pace.
I ended up with a 12:08 pace......if I was concerned I would not be happy but as I said this was just to try the mileage.
It started out temp wise decent but 100% humidity. I was doing well and then at 17 miles I felt dizzy. I know my body well and could tell I needed electrolytes. I had been fueling and drinking water but it wasn't enough with the amount of sweat I had. Decided to run home and drink some electrolytes and then finish the last 7 miles. I am so glad I did! It made a world of difference.
The run itself was uneventful. Lots of cars, a dead snake - so glad it wasn't alive or like my buddy Glenn I would have freaked a little.....
My lesson learned today is that I will more than likely have to drink some of the gatorade at the MCM. I have also learned that I do not enjoy spending my whole morning running. At this point I can honestly say that I am looking forward to the MCM but do not foresee myself running any future marathons. I will stick with the HM.
For now though.....57 days until my first Marathon!