Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Longest Mile ~

Today started out like every Saturday morning for Chris and I. The alarm clock going off at 5:30 and both of us taking everything we have to get up and face hours of running. After all, we just went bed at midnight! Why do we do that to ourselves?

We roll out of bed and have a system in place; peanut butter, banana & honey on whole wheat toast with a Spark- Hydrate and two O2 Gold for breakfast- well, really for fuel.

Then we stumble back to our room to get dressed and ready to go. All the essentials put in the car; water bottles ( on ice of course), plenty of Excel gels and a couple energy bars. OK, shoes on, we are ready to go. It was a wonderful 66 degrees this morning. I was actually cold :) That however did not last long.

We run at a park that has a paved trail that is a mile and a half around. So today's run was 9 times around with an extra 1/2 mile added to the end to make a total of 14 miles- the furthest we have ever run and our 3rd half marathon, one "official" and two in training!

I won't lie, the end was tough but we even picked up the pace when we saw the end in sight! It was a great morning and "the longest mile" of our lives :)

2 comments:

Racn4acure said...

Way to go Elayne! I once had to do miles before work and was on the road, staying out near an airport with very unsafe roads. So I measured around the hotel's grounds, and it was 0.45 miles. I ended up doing 18 laps, and was completely sick of it at the end.

CLM said...

I'm impressed! Good job. So much fun and hard work.

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