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One of the best things about yesterday....the weather! Look I am in a running skirt! YAY! and a short sleeve shirt! That is a first for the year! All kinds of firsts yesterday.
I think all my pictures would have turned out better but I had to crop my shoes out of them since I am wear testing them. I can't post pictures of them. Too bad, they are pretty sweet!
The first couple miles were pretty easy and I was feeling really good. My legs were fresh and I had some great new podcasts to listen to from Marathon Training Academy. One was on Running Etiquette and was pretty fun to listen to.
I made sure to keep my pace in check those first couple miles so I didn't drain all my energy. I refueled at miles 6 and 13 with a raspberry Hammer gel and a Mocha Clif shot. Both very yummy. I of course had my fuel/hydration belt on full of Nuun and a water bottle and a check point so I could get a refill halfway through.
The last couple miles were pretty painful and I was thinking..what am I doing? Of course as soon as I was done I was already planning when my next long run was going to be.
You can't really tell, but this was me doing a celebratory dance move.
Missoula Marathon in July. It is supposed to be a great one for first timers. it is also 124 days away, which gives me plenty of time to get more comfortable doing these really long runs . I was hoping to find one close by in May or June, but am having no such luck. The great one about the Missoula one is that my in-laws live an hour away and my parents will actually be in Missoula that weekend for a skeet shoot. So either way a babysitter should not be an issue!
The course has a slight elevation gain, not too bad.
So I think all the hills I run for my long runs will really help me
I have to admit I am a little sore today. I can't imagine how much worse it will be after a full marathon and at race pace..a little scary!
Anyone else up for running in Missoula with me?