On Saturday, I ran 14 miles. I feel like once you get past the half marathon mark, that’s when the runs start to really feel “long.” 14 miles means that now I’m getting into the runs that are on the back half on the marathon journey. When I was training for my first marathon, it was extra exciting because each of these runs was the furthest I’d ever ran. This weekend’s run was interesting because even though I was with my training group, I ran mostly solo just due to pacing. From miles 2-10, I was mostly alone with my thoughts. It was a drizzly morning and I really worked on just settling in to the run and using some of the motivational phrases we all shared on Friday. At mile 10 I met up with a couple girls in my group. And the pouring rain. Yeah – it POURED for the last four miles. Not awesome. But, it got finished. My garmin froze at mile 12, but according to my running buddies our last two miles were at 10:19. Not bad for a 14 mile run, with the last four miles in the rain!
In other fun news, I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected as a Zooma Annapolis Ambassador! In case you aren’t familiar, Zooma is an awesome women’s racing company that was formed by Brae Blakeley. Brae left a career in corporate law to follow her dream for a national women’s event series that empowers women to live active, healthy, and happy. I ran Zooma last year, and while there was one missed water stop snafu, overall it was a fantastic race! This year, I’m confident that it’s going to be amazing! Stay tuned, because I’ll be sharing lots more about the race in the coming months. If you are in the area (or willing to travel) and interested in running with me, see below for a code giving you 10% off!
What’s your favorite race distance? Why?
* as a race ambassador, i receive a free entry into the race, but all thoughts are mine and i would’ve run this race again, either way!