- Zensah compression capris
- Vega smoothie with banana, strawberries and almond milk
- I brought a sandwich with pb & j
6-10 miles- At this point, I'm trying hard to concentrate on my times because I know I have to stay at least at a 10 minute mile to make it strong until the end. I knew that I was going to fast at some points (for me) and this would hurt me in the end. One of the things that I will focus on next time (yeah I said it) will be to concentrate on my splits more. I kept the mantra that I just wanted to finish but realized to do that you really have to figure out what times are good for you to keep it going. I knew round-a-bouts but forced myself to not go into anything too specific. I didn't want to get wrapped up in the time games.
Miles 11-15 I'm refueling and feeling really good right now. I am talking to neighbors and decide that at 14 I am going to put on my ipod. It was an awesome feeling to pass over the half-marathon mark at 2:10...it was a "holy fuck" moment when I realized I have a whole half-marathon to go!
|Lil' touch of hills...|
|That's me on right...running that side so my hip doesn't hurt too much|
Now, please don't get me wrong...I am very happy that I finished this marathon under 5 hours...that was my goal. But with every goal that you reach you need to set a new one and my new one would be to last long enough that I can be running at the end. The whole time ;).
|Few steps away from the finish!|
This one's for you and me, living out our dreams
We're all right where we should be
Lift my arms out wide I open my eyes
And now all I wanna see
sky full of lightersFinish line A sky full of lighters (This to me is symbolic of my finish line...to many things not just the marathon)
By the time you hear this I will have already spiralled up
I would never do nothing to let you cowards fuck my world up
If I was you, I would duck, or get struck like lightening,
Had a dream I was king, I woke up, still
|My daughter was too hysterical to take the picture!|
|K, A, C at dinner|