Sunday, August 16, 2009

16 miler

I made it through the 16 miler on Sat. I tried something new, I drank a 5 hour energy before I started. I did this once before a half marathon twp years ago and had a great race, so I thought I'd give it another try. I have to say it really made a difference, I felt wonderful from start to mile 13. Usually I feel pretty bad for 2 or 3 miles and then my running legs kicked in. But this time I was ready to go from first footfall. I made it through 12.54 miles w/o issue, then a friend I was running with got sick, so we walked a mile or so with her. She was having awful cramping. We ended up leaving her at a trail head and came back to pick her up later. So, I had 2.5 mile to get back to my car and then I ended up having some belly cramping and ended up run/walking the last 2.5 miles. Soooo I covered 16 miles, but I didn't run it all. Either way, 16 miles in the training bank. I only ran 3 times last week, I missed one run all together and one got cut short by a case of belly rot, so not the most successfully running week. But I am pleased with how my feet held up on the long run. I have to admit I am still thinking of a marathon. Can you run a marathon on the long run alone....? Some people do. If I do one it will be the towpath instead of Columbus. Logistically it will just be easier. Decisions Decisions.

As a public service announcement I will share with you something I didn't know even existed until my sister and BIL introduced me to it. Sports Cream! How did I never know this wonderful stuff was out there. If you are like me and don't know what it is, it's aspirin cream. I have been rubbing it on my feet after runs and it really helps. Love it.

Oh and guess who finally made it to 140! 10 lbs to go to pre preggo weight.


Trishie said...

congrats on the 16 miler ? ... did you decide to run the marathon? (I was wondering why you did 16 miles!)// and woooo on teh 140 !

Mnowac said...

No haven't made up my mind Trish...but am contemplating it.

Angela said...

Sounds like a great run, I bet you would have made it the 16 if not for stopping with your friend. Something about stopping once that makes it hard.

Great job on the weight as well. It's tough to shed those last 5-10 lbs, especially if you're still bfing..or at least that was my issue both times.

Thanks for the words of encouragement by the way, you have a wonderful spirit.

Trishie said...

I didn't mean to put a "?" after congrats on the 16 miler - whoops !

Chelsea said...

You're a weight loss super star! I'm still 6 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight :( I'm getting there though!

N.D. said...

Congrats on a great run!! and getting so close to pre-prego weight!

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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