Today was the second time I did a 22 mile run. The first time I did it, it hurt, I thought I was never going to get done and today it felt amazing. My first thought was I must be running a lot slower today and conserving energy. so once I got home I compared my times
4/25/2012 (22 days ago)
21 miles in 3 hours 21 minutes and 51 seconds for an average pace of 9:10 minute miles.
21.15 miles in 3 hours 19 minutes and 19 seconds for an average pace of 8:59 minute miles.
This run really felt so good! It was a confidence boosting run. Last time I ran 22 miles I felt done, I felt like it took everything I had to keep running, keep moving and finish those last two miles and I wondered how on earth I was supposed to be able to run another 4.2 miles. It seemed impossibly crazy.
Today I felt like I could have kept running. I wanted to keep running. It was starting to get pretty warm out by the end of the run, but I am trying to embrace the heat as I will be running my marathon in July when things can be pretty warm. What an amzing difference in the two runs.
I even ran the last two miles in 8:22 and 8:17.
I think I have shared this one before, but I really do love it.
It might have helped that I have taken it pretty easy the last week to rest up my hip since it was giving me some problems. I had an ortho sports medicine surgeon look at it yesterday and he thought it seemed like my gluteus medius. He recommended anti inflammatories, stretching, rolling, icing, all the things I have been doing.
It does seem to be feeling better, but I am not sure if it is the anti inflammatories I am taking or if it is really getting better. Either way, go away hip pain!
I am thinking of doing a 10k this weekend. I wasn't going to, but I am feeling good and love the great speed workout it gives me. Plus I really want to do another 10k. I feel like I can do better than I have at that distance. I have only done two so far, but am determined that I can run it faster than I have.
Okay so maybe this wouldn't be a good week to do it since I wouldn't be very rested but I think I will do it anyway. I am going to skip the next 10k that is coming up since it is too close to my marathon. I have such a hard time resisting a race!
Woohoo! Great job Christy:) Way to rock it! So glad you felt so good.ReplyDelete
BOOM, indeed! Great job. Love it when you follow a tough long with a wonderful one. Excellent pacing and awesome job with the fast finish!ReplyDelete
awesome run!!! Are you training for a marathon? You will definitely be able to run those last 4+ miles. Even if you're hurting, the adrenaline and your desire to get to that finish line will make the miles seem 10x easier than they were when you trained. Great job today!!!ReplyDelete
Impressive...very impressive!!! good Luck this weekend ;)ReplyDelete
Great 22-miler!! It feels so good to have runs that leave you feeling like you are doing the right thing! Keep on keepin' on!ReplyDelete
Your marathon is going to be amazing! I can't wait to follow along virtually.ReplyDelete
Don't you love confidence boosting runs? I had one horrifically bad run right before I ran a marathon and I was so scared that it would be terrible. Then people reminded me that it's better to get bad runs out of the way so the marathon can be awesome!ReplyDelete
boom bam boom!ReplyDelete
I have a hard time to resist race also!
i cannot wait for your marathon! you are going to kill it! great job!ReplyDelete
NICE JOB!! I love that feeling -where the run ends and you feel like you could just keep going and going!ReplyDelete
Fab-u-lous! You have done exactly the right training (from my pretty inexperienced point of view). It's so nice when you get the "I can really, really do this" feeling about an event that huge :-)ReplyDelete
Congrats Christy! Looks like all your hard work is paying off!!ReplyDelete
Oh jeez!!! You are a running machine for sure!ReplyDelete
Amazing run! I love when a run goes well - especially a long run. It feels so wonderful!ReplyDelete
Fantastic run! Your training is going so well!ReplyDelete
Boom! I am SO freaking proud of you! You are amazing! In my dreams, I can someday run a 22 miler, but not right now. You ROCK!ReplyDelete
You have a right to be proud of where you are at right now. You are freaking awesome!!!! :-)ReplyDelete
That is sooo awesome!!! Way to go!ReplyDelete
Keep up the good training!
Way to go!!!!! You are doing awesome!!! Seriously you keep getting stronger and stronger!! It must be great to do your long run mid week and then your shorter runs on the weekend. I may try that out this summer since I want to have the time on the weekend to be with family. You are going to rock this marathon!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a great run! You are a rock star!ReplyDelete
I am so excited for your marathon!! I love reading marathon stories.ReplyDelete
Hitting a good, long run is SO wonderful- really helps you to feel good and prepared! Congrats!
BOOM negatives splits!ReplyDelete
Wooot woot!! LOVE those confidence boosting runs!!ReplyDelete