Saturday, April 25, 2009

20 Round 2

Well I made it.  My 2nd attempt at 20 this training cycle didn't go as well as the first go around.  Today's run had a little of everything between the weather and how I was feeling.  It was windy, humid, overcast, then sunny, then stormy, then overcast, extremely windy, and humid.  So I can officially say I am prepared for just about any weather race day may bring.  Even snow. Although I hope it ends up overcast and in the 50's :)  

Today there was a 10 mile race happening along the lakefront that encompassed the first 4 (and last 4) of the path I run.  I decided to wake up before 7 to make it to the path before the race started.  I don't remember the last time I woke up before 7 am. I typically wake around 9 am and although I thought it would be more of a struggle it wasn't too bad. Overall I moved a lot slower today.  Equal parts humidity, ankle pain, and general fatigue. But I persevered and made it to the end even though I nearly gave up at mile 9.5, then again between 16 - 17.   Around mile 11.5 I had some creepy guy on a bike tell me I had a great ass as he passed me. Ummmm...thanks?  I mean I do have a great ass but I just don't need to hear it from you. Hubbie was sweet and surprised me at 18 and that gave me the push I needed to finish strong.  

I ended about 1/2 mile from the house so during the cool down it hurt a lot more to walk than run but I had to get back to my house somehow and hubbie wasn't going to carry my hot ass home.  Upon finishing, the first thing that crossed my mind was "yay taper time" the second "am I ready?  do I have it in me to do another marathon in 3 weeks?"  if you had asked me 2 weeks ago I would have had a resounding hellz yeah!  now after this week of struggle I don't know?!?!  We will see come May 17th!

13 comments:

Melanie said...

after my tough attempt of my 20 last week, i had the same thoughts going through my mind... questioning, etc. I'm just hoping for adrenaline, and NO SNOW! LOL Great job getting it done, I think you'll do awesome.

kristen said...

That's awesome you got 2 20 milers under your belt for this. What's up with the creepy biker? That's so sweet about your hubby. What a keeper! Great job.

MCM Mama said...

Good job getting it done! You'll do great at the marathon!

The Laminator said...

You are tough. Two 20 milers is enough. You are ready. Don't doubt. Just trust. You are awesome and you are so going to rock your marathon. Believe it!

runner26 said...

great job on your last 20! enjoy the taper!

carpeviam said...

Ooh, I love how confident you are about your great ass! More power to you. I like to think that I have a great one as well. It makes up for my tiny boobs. ;)

D10 said...

You are ready, no worries. Like you said you are ready for any weather and anything. Enjoy taper.

Marcy said...

He didn't try to touch it, did he? LOL

maria k said...

haha once a guy on a bike GRABBED MY BUTT as he passed me on my run. so creepy!
congrats on another 20. yay taper time!

Xenia said...

You can totally do this. No worries. I mean, hey, you've got a kickin' ass, right? That means you'll kick ass on race day. :)

J said...

Don't doubt yourself! You are a great runner! We all have bad weeks! i am sure with some taper and rest you will do great in the marathon!

X-Country2 said...

Hitting 20 is a big deal. Once you knock that out, it's all easy peasy. :o)

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