Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 2

1,207.4 Miles ran so far in 2012

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I ran the exact same route as yesterday, but my runmeter app turned itself off a half mile into the run and I did not notice it until mile marker two.  So I made sure that even though I ran the same route as yesterday that I had registered 26.2 miles through my runmeter.  But, for the record I completed 27.2 miles today.

As far as how today went.  I truly believed that it would have been slightly easier than yesterday.  I was wrong.  Transitioning from treadmill to the street has proved to be way more difficult than I anticipated.  If you ever plan on completing a marathon I would suggest doing every mile of training on the street where the marathons take place.

My legs were extremely tight at the beginning of the run.   I figured as long as I kept the pace nice and easy that I would work out the tightness with the miles.  By mile 13 I was in  pain.  It was a good pain, but I was definitely feeling some pain.  I just pressed on.  Somewhere around mile 16, which happens to also be the hilliest part of the route I decided that I would walk for a little bit around each mile marker hoping to loosen up the legs a little more.  I do not think I will ever do that again. It may work for some people, but as for me, every time I did that and commenced running the legs would hurt a little more than the previous mile.

Until between mile 21 and 22 that is.  By then, my left leg did not want to bend at all.  I could run, but it wasn't pretty.   So I decided not to force it and reminded myself that I am in this for the long haul.  Staying vertical and staying mobile is my primary goal.  I told myself around mile 23 that I would crawl to the 26.2 mile mark before I quit and knowing that, I finished the final miles, then proceeded home to make the kids and I some wonderful peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

As far as tomorrow goes (Day 3), I am going to do exactly what I know how to do.  I am going to take it one mile at a time, and when necessary, I will take it one step at a time. 


1 comment:

  1. WOW!!! just catching up glad you took rest before and so happy you've got two days done! good luck tomorrow :)