Running4theMasses has been updated for 8.7.12.
Sorry for missing a day yesterday. The flu bug and migraine headaches caught up to me and put me on the shelf for a day. I’m feeling slightly better and back.
So, this past weekend was a great weekend for my training. I got in 2 spectacular runs, and put in some good mileage.
On Saturday, I had a 45 minute run, where I was really able to get out and push the pace a little more than I’ve liked to or been able to due to the heat. It was a nice cool morning, so all of that heat was a non-factor, and it showed in my run.
On Sunday, I had my best run to date in terms of both time run and distance run. I got in 14 miles, and just like my training for my 1/2 marathon last year, at a certain mileage, my legs felt weighted down at like 8-10 miles. At mile 14, just at the exact finish of that run, my legs had that feeling, but as the weeks went on, I was able to overcome that mileage hurdle. I don’t see things being any different for my marathon training, and I’m starting to believe that finishing is going to be a real possibility. I don’t know all that happen leading up to this run, but I need to remember it as I was hydrated great (in the 14 miles I ran, I only needed to get sips of water at about mile 9 and again right before the finish at about mile 13. I wasn’t dehydrated when I finished or had the need I needed to just suck down water real fast either. I need to keep that up!!!!
Below are my training runs from this weekend: