Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Very hard 11.5 mile run

The Hippie Chick half marathon is less than 2 weeks away and today was my last of the longer runs before the race as I am starting to taper a little bit. I ran 11.5 miles and it was really really hard. I woke up and it was POURING rain but as I had breakfast and a cup of coffee the rain died down and a little bit of sun came out, it was warm enough to run in shorts and short sleeves!

I got my Garmin Forerunner 310xt, ipod, Nuun, and Luna moons and headed out. After about one mile I could tell it was going to be a hard run. I felt a little heavy and tired and was not having the easiest time breathing. I tried to think as positive as I could and at mile 4 my side started to hurt. I tried to breath through it and it eventually went away.

With 3 miles to go I had a even more painful side pain. Again I tried to just breath through it telling myself only 3 more miles you can do it. I managed to finish my run. I am glad I did it without stoping it was very very hard. I hope I do not suffer this much during the Hippie Chick. After an hour and 45 minutes of running its time for a shower and some food!

1 comment:

  1. Good job, you CAN do the Hippy Chick and I'll be rooting for ya.