Friday, September 30, 2011

36kms to hell

Yesterday I had my last long run before the Marathon. And since I got rained out last week for my 35 km run and ended up doing it on the Treadmill I was determined to get on the road for this 36km.
I had a delish pre-run meal
Sugar free jam, Natural PB, Hazelnut spread, Chia seed, Toast and a banana......(I swear I only do long runs so I can eat this meal)........So good!
 It wasn't looking good but I waited it out and around 130 there was a break in the weather and I got my but out the door.
 My fuel for the run. A clif bar, nuun tabs, salt stix and big foots.........I love Clif bars but at km 20 when I trie to eat it it pretty much made me throw up in my mouth......Guess I am sticking with the banana for the marathon......It made me a bit crampy though but I have to eat something.
I had to bring directions just in case, so I put everything in baggies cause it still looked like it may rain. Learned my lesson and put my phone in a baggie too since I wrecked my last one running in the rain.
I listened to my dad
He is running the marathon as well (This was us at the half marathon in May in Ottawa that we ran together).....He has done way more research and know a lot of people who do full marathons. He has followed his training plan to the T so I took his advice and SLOWED it down. He says I should be running approximately a minute slower per km then race pace.....hmmm......ok......Doing 6:15-6:30km Sucks......But I did it for the first 10km then I speed up to do 5:55-6:05 kms till about km 27...Then I turned into and the wind punched me in the face for the rest of the run......I slowed back to 6:20-6:30 until the last km then somehow pulled out a 5:25 km.
Now I honestly don't think I could have done 6 more freaking kms!...
UGH......
Final time for the 36km-3hr 39min......
ASS.....

3 comments:

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Don't be discouraged! You should be proud of the fact that you even RAN 36KM!!! Listen to how crazy that sounds. It may seem like a lot of people do it because there are so many bloggers out there who talk about their training. But talk to your friends, coworkers, family, and just random people that you meet. Ask them when the last time they ran 36km was. THEN tell me feel bad about yourself. You are a rockstar and you are going to do amazing.

Christie said...

Omg, that's awesome. Don't be so hard on yourself. I would be happy to just say I was able to run that long!! Your doing great

Running For Cupcakes said...

Thanks for the motivation. I'm really having a hard time with it right now. Also, wow! You ran 21.5 on the treadmill. That's SUPER impressive!
You'll do awesome! Keep up the good work!