I did my 14 miles today :D It went better than I hoped, I was aiming for an 11:00 pace but ended up with a 10:42. 2 1/2 hours. Not too shabby! This time I tried doing 2 separate loops, stopping at home in the middle for a bathroom trip, to suck down a gel, reapply some body glide, and get a water refill. It was great idea and I will do again for sure on longer runs.
The first half of the run went pretty well, almost too easy. I was trying to pace myself since I tend to go all out too soon and then get exhausted by the second half of a long run. I did better, but there is still room to improve. I made it through the whole thing only walking for a minute a few times. I feel not too bad either! Maybe I just need time to stiffen up and get sore. My knees did get achy before I even got to the halfway point so I’m going to take a nice cold bath. I hope that with some more pounds gone the achy knee thing will go away. Still can’t believe I made it 14 miles! Now I get to look forward to 15 next week :D
Enjoy your Sunday!