I ran 20 miles!
I’ve been training for my upcoming marathon, but I’ll be honest – I haven’t really been looking past my 20-mile training run. For some reason, I’ve been really nervous about how I’d feel on this run and how’d I’d feel about the marathon afterwards. Leading up to it, my 16-mile run was pretty brutal. My 18-mile run felt better, but was pretty slow.
Happy day – I felt pretty solid on my 20-mile run until the end. After the run, I felt pretty awful, came home and took a nap, and have felt fine since, albeit a little sore. I’ve posted in my Nike+ run stats below for yesterday’s run. Overall, I knew I was starting out way too fast, but wanted to keep up with my typical running group. I lost steam at the end – I need to figure out how to keep up my energy, since gels just aren’t going down for me. I may rely on jelly beans and salt tabs. Any other advice out there?
I’ve been finding a lot of running inspiration (and laughs) on Pinterest to keep me pumped up about the marathon. You can check out my Running Pinterest Board, but below are some of my favorite running pins to inspire you to run.