Wednesday has become quite a big day for this FatGirl. I have Weigh in Wednesday and a long run. Well today the long run was not as long as last week but it was still quite a doozie today. The goal was 10 mile run after the steps.
I did a few laps on the steps not too many and a few laps around. I think I got about a mile total around the stadium. Then off to the run. I was feeling pretty good for the run today. I really had high hopes that this one would be easier than last week because it was 2 miles less than last week. It felt good for the first 5 miles, then mile 6 I had a nice little burst of energy. I was running a pace that I never run and it felt really good. About mile 7 I hit a wall...and it was a big wall. This run was way more hilly than I like! I made it to the end but we were a little bit short on our mileage, I chose to be done at this point, it was about 9.5 miles. The other 2 finished the last mile and I walked it out. My body was just aching.
I am happy with my mileage but I am also a little bit discouraged. I know a 10 mile run is good, but this has been my worst week of running yet. This is the first time I ever thought that I may not be able to do this thing. I am going to keep going and getting more mileage in, but man this week has kinda hurt my feelings. I want these to get easier and the short mileage has gotten better but these long runs are kicking my butt....every single week.
I guess this is the way things go...up and downs you know. I'm going to keep trucking along, and hopefully 26.2 in December.