I woke up at 6, hoping to get out by 6:30. At 6:45 I was out the door but I felt like, (TMI coming up), I would need to use the restroom in the near future.
I decided to do the first mile in the neighborhood so that I was close to home. Glad I did that!
When I was about to walk out the door, again, I checked my app, Endomondo, to see how far I went. I had gone .76 miles but it was set for walking. What, who did that? LOL
I stopped it and started it again, and decided to just add 10 to that so I would have an accurate time.
On my long runs, I have been worried about running out of water, so I mapped out a new route that would take me past a few places that I could run into if I needed something. This was a good route and I think I will do it more often for my longer runs.
I have been worried about my hip, but was feeling pretty good. There were a few other runners out there, but mostly people who were on bikes and one walker. It was a beautiful morning and I wish I had taken a pic of the view I had of the Newport Bridge.
I recently purchased a Spibelt and this was my first long run using it. I had put my fuel in it and honestly, I didn't even know I had it on while running. Love it!
In mile six, I was passing a D and D and I made a pit stop. Got some H2O and back to running I went. At mile 7, I was beginning to really feel tired. I had a Uber Larabar that I picked up at an expo recently, Banana Foster. Yum so good! It helped a little but my hip and my legs were yelling at me.
Mile 8 was not good. The very top of my street, which I thought was going to be 9.5 miles was only 9. I was disappointed and considered just finishing there because technically, I had hit 10.
I knew though, that when I got back home, I would feel disappointed in myself. I also knew that I could do it. I continued on until I hit 10 miles. The last mile was my slowest to date, 15:08.
This was not my first time running 10 miles, but it was my worst time for that distance, 2:09:59.
|Me after 10 miles. Yeah, I can't believe I am smiling either.|
When I got home, the smell of coffee was awesome! Thank you Mr. RWM. I iced my hip and wore my compression socks and felt great later when we had to head out to a Labor Day Bar-B-Que at Ethel's home.
All in all, it was a fabulous weekend for the RWM family and I am sorry it is over.
I would like to thank Mommy, Run Fast for hosting this race. I had fun!
Did you participate? How was it? What else did you do this holiday weekend?
Run Strong, Think Big!