I tried to complete this virtual race earlier this week - all 7.something miles of it. But because of a poor prerun hydration and nutrition, I struggled every bit along the way. I logged 6 miles and also refrained from begging the boyfriend to drive me home. Today, I wanted to finish the rest of it.
So, I started running this morning. About 1.8 miles into it, I knew I had completed that race distance. But I kept on going. I hated how I had to call the run off earlier this week, and I wanted to run nonstop, the entire race distance. And I did, plus a little bit more.
Here are the splits for this run:
Total Time: 1:53.39 Total Miles: 9:27 miles
3:21.91 (.27 mile)
It wasn't fast and I know I can do better. But I just don't really know what was going on with me. My legs felt a little heavy. My ankles just a tad tired. I felt like I could use a good massage - and I am not the kind of girl who likes to be massaged by strangers. Maybe I am a little tired? Maybe I will continue running shorter distance (like 3 or 4 miles), but at a faster pace this coming week to give myself a little rest? Ok, I have to laugh at myself when I say 3 or 4 miles is a short distance. Haha. Six months ago, that would be my LONG RUN! Anyway .... Do you have moments like these? Do you take a little break from running longer distance?