Well... now it's our turn to run a half marathon. Next Sunday, Teresa, Ami, and I are running the half marathon in La Jolla. I'm excited to run along the coast, and enjoy the beauty of SoCal, not to mention reap the benefits of a race at sea level. With that being said, I have dedicated the last few Sundays training and going on my long run, upping it by a mile each subsequent week. With the race being next week, that meant today was my 12 mile day. Due to prior commitments and the fact that I had to make sure I had enough energy to last, I couldn't go first thing in the morning, and got a bit of a late start. Finally, at 1:00 I hit the road. The prior 10 and 11 mile weeks were challenging, but I still tackled it without feeling too wiped out. Today, however, was a different story. It probably didn't help that I had a personal training session and crossed in about a thousand balls for the kids to finish this morning, so my ankle was sore, and eventually my hip flexor was feeling it too in the first third of my run, and running with sunshine and warmth threw me off a little bit too. Luckily my mental toughness kicked in, cause there was no way I was going to let myself stop and walk at any point, and I completed my 12 miles, while shaving 13 seconds off my pace. Not too bad i guess. Next week will be the true test, and I'm hoping sea level will be my best friend as we are not allowed to run with headphones. Wish me, Teresa, and Ami good luck!
Check out those calories burned!!!