Sunday Long run… Marathon training, Boston marathon… Some runs just dont feel good
17 miles down today.. 2.22
I couldn’t help but reflect this morning how if I was running Boston, I would more then likely have done a 32k today… Thank-god I am not running Boston, I don’t know if I would have made it 32k!
The weather was near perfect. All the wind/ rain blew away to Newfoundland leaving sun and mild temperatures. When I left it was +1 when I returned it was +8… I finally got out the door and was already anticipating the finish. That is not a good sign.
I ran another route offering more then its share of hills… Gentle inclines, rolling hills and a couple monsters. It was great up until 3 miles, thats were I encountered the first monster. 1 mile up that never seemed to end! To make this worse, I took the onramp onto the highway to run a 1.5 mile stretch along the shoulder of its 4 lanes (thats where the monster was located). Dont know if I would do this route EVER again.
I made it to 13.6 miles and the end was in sight! I stopped briefly at this point.I was mentally and physically exhausted and took a quick walk break. I also happened to meet up with my girl friend at this point so we had a quick pow-wow. We don’t run together as we run different paces and I usually give her a 25 minute headstart on our runs. Our brief break actually energized me and I happened to make it to the end of this run (thank-god) and music assisted me for the final 2 miles!
I am tired, I am sore and again, I am exhausted! Glad it is finished!