Sunday, January 8, 2012

Long Run: 8 Miles.

The run today was 8 miles and it was supposed to be race pace + 20s.  My coaches told me to do 9:23, but I did that for the first mile and it felt really slow, so I bumped it down to 9:05ish because MY race pace goal is 8:45ish pace.  I did pretty well with the exception of Mile 6-7.  At that point it felt like everything went wrong at once... my hips tightened up and my shorts chafed my legs to the point of drawing blood.  (Yay, Thunder Thighs!)  But I pushed through it and finished up under 9:00 minutes, so I felt alright about it.

Jimmy mapped my route out for me and it ended up being a pretty good one.  I ran down Main Street to the Statehouse, through USC and back.  I snapped this while I was waiting for the light to change.

{SC Statehouse}

Did you have a long run planned this weekend?  How did it go?


  1. Yay! Great job! Your average pace ended up nearly EXACTLY what you were aiming for! That's a success! Did you end up stashing water?

  2. Awesome job, lady! My "long" run got sidelined this weekend because we were babysitting for our niece and nephew overnight. By the time I was done I was exhausted and sore, so it seems to have been the equivilent of a work out! ha

  3. @Corey - I did stash water and it ended up being fine. I felt kind of bad though bc even though I passed it twice, I drank less than half the bottle and I didn't know what to do with it other than toss it. I think I need to look into a fuel belt, but I'm not sure I'll be able to stand one.

    @Jill - Extended babysitting is definitely more work than 8 miles! Ha.

  4. Use Body Glide for the thigh problem- it works great and you can use it on your feet to prevent blisters.