Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ready to Roll

Today was the last long run leading up to the marathon in three weeks and I kicked it's a$$! I had hoped to run the 20 mile race tomorrow, but due to our wedding schedule tonight, it was unrealistic. So I set out to do 20 miles on my own. Makes you tough! I was supposed to do everything like I would in the race: fueling, food, and mostly descending pace (except the last two miles were cool down). And I nailed it.

Mile 1: 9:20
Mile 2: 9:19
Mile 3: 8:58
Mile 4: 8:39
Mile 5: 8:33
Mile 6: 8:26
Mile 7: 8:08
Mile 8: 7:57
Mile 9: 7:56
Mile 10: 8:08
Mile 11: 7:52
Mile 12: 7:47
Mile 13: 7:34
Mile 14: 7:30
Mile 15: 7:45
Mile 16: 7:46
Mile 17: 7:49
Mile 18: 7:55
Mile 19: 9:40
Mile 20: 8:56

I struggled through miles 15-18, although I think it was more mental than physical. I was still a long way from being done and was running all by myself. And did I mention it rained almost the whole run? It's too bad I didn't get to run the 20 mile race as I would have PRed and probably would have placed in my age group. I'm ready to roll!

4 comments:

IronMatron said...

That was a perfectly executed run! Well done!

Molly said...

Amazing job, Meredith! You are so ready for this race! Taper time now?

Melissa said...

Hi Meredith... nice run. Which 20 miler are you doing?? When is your next marathon??

Meredith said...

Today (Sunday) there was a 20 mile race: Homestretch 20 Miler in Columbus as it's 3 weeks until the Columbus Marathon. I am running the Nike Women's Marathon in 3 weeks in San Francisco.