But I did it. And today I completed my long run of 15 miles. At about mile 7 I was really thinking of just doing 11. But then somehow I got through it. It is all mental. I had to keep reminding myself of that, I was getting bored but my legs and breathing were feeling good. I am so happy I finished all 15 miles!
I am happy with my times, I was not paying attention to my pace, just trying to stay slow and easy. I love the fact that my final pace was at 9:02. Next time I may try to focus to get the last two miles at race pace, which I am thinking (hoping) is around 9:09.
So, all in all, my week looked like this: (we start on Tuesday as that is my work week... makes sense to me)
Wednesday: 3 miles
This run was tough and slow. I even had to walk some of it. I kept thinking how is it possible I ran 10 miles on Saturday, now I can barely run 3? My legs were still tired, and I am glad I went for the run, it was tough but I still felt great after it.
Thursday: 3 miles
Thursday was much better.
Friday: casual bike ride
To Starbucks, with the Husband - great afternoon.
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: 5 miles
Another 5 miles, this one I ended up at Starbucks to meet the Husband and the Dog for breakfast.
Monday: 15 miles
After my two 5 mile runs I know I can manage the first three quarters of the Dopey. I pretty much just did them! After my run I grabbed a chocolate milk from 7-11, then had myself an quick ice bath. Very interesting! My legs are now resting in compression socks, so hopefully tomorrow they feel good as new!