|pretty morning views during the run|
|my hill - the bridge|
I said I didn't care about speed, so I am actually very happy I averaged under 10 minute miles.
I was feeling great for miles 9 and 10, on mile 11 it started: My mind was saying stop. My legs were saying stop. Somewhere in me I found the will to keep going. At around the 12th mile I was over it, saying 'It's ok, 12 miles is fine'. Then my competitive side kicked in and said 'Just make it to 12.5, what's another five minutes of running?'. Then at 12.5 I knew I had to keep going. I'm happy I made it to 13.1 - half a marathon!!
I think this will be my last long run until the Tower of Terror - it is in less than two weeks!! It is good to know that I will be on my legs for at least 30 minutes less than what I just ran!