|Salted caramel gu, grape nuun, and water.|
|So excited to take on 17 miles. What was I thinking!?|
The first 14.5 miles were fine. No issues at all. It was long and boring and the fog was awful the entire time I ran. The fog made it more of a mental game for me the first 15 miles. I know it made it easier to run without the sun beating down on me. But I feel had it been sunny, it would have been easier mentally to keep going back lap after lap.
|The fog was like this for hours. It was awful.|
Then around 15 miles, my legs just did not want to move any more. I was definitely shuffling, but I kept going. My every one mile walk break turned into every half mile and then every quarter mile. Those last two miles were rough! So rough that it caused me to rethink signing up for another full. I am not going to sign up for Philly and am really glad I didn't before this.
I am pretty sure I will be one and done with the marathon after January. I will cross it off the bucket list and go back to my half marathons. That was rough work and there's still 9.2 miles to go after that. I am thinking it should get easier every couple of weeks with training as you up your mileage. It seems the last two are always the hardest because your body isn't used to that extra 2 miles that you added.
|This was literally right after I finished. I was in no mood for smiling. I was just glad to be done. I even tried another picture with smiling and it was a bad attempt!|
Despite having a rough time with it, I still finished 17 miles! In a row. At one time. Crazy stuff.
What about you? How is your training going?