Yesterday I knocked out 9 miles. I am still not quite sure how I did it. On Friday 5.5 miles were tough! I was trying to calculate how far I needed to run for my long in order to squeeze in some semblance of a “smart” training schedule and I decided on 9 for Saturday. Now, let me just say, there have been a number of times where I calculated how far I needed to run the next day and then decided to shorten it as I was running. Saturday I woke up and read tweets all day about SoCal Ragnar and suddenly I had this ridiculous amount of runner’s confidence
Then I took off! I was kind of giddy with energy and anticipation simply because suddenly the races that used to seem so far away are getting close! I’m not going to lie, those 9 miles were tough. I did have to walk for a minute after 6 but I was still able to finish relatively strong. It was not a fast long run but I was proud nonetheless. After getting back I put on some compression socks and iced my knees – it definitely helped.
At this point, I was STARVING! Actually, it was the kind of hunger where you start to feel sick to your stomach. For some reason, I thought spaghetti and chicken nuggets sounded like the perfect combo. To be honest, it was GOOD. I felt much better after eating and then realized I was exhausted! :)
Two last things… today I looked at the calendar and realized I have 3 weeks before the 5/3 River Bank 25k! Wahoo! I just gained a whole week to train because I can’t read a calendar!! Finally, next week is the lottery for the NWM! I am nervous and excited. For some reason, I just have this feeling I might get in so it will suck if I don’t, haha! Ahh, yes, my world is such a wonderful place!