18 mile Group Run (11:30)

01 Sep


Comments: Overall a good run!

I GUed at mile 5, 9, and 14ish. It was important to me to finish mentally strong, so I made sure I was dehydrated and drank a lot of water the day before. It worked.

Around mile 14 – 15 my legs started getting really heavy, the muscles in my butt and legs started to hurt so I let the group I was running with get away from me. I didn’t want to push myself and still be that far from the end.

My left foot was getting sore under the middle toe bone starting at mile 5. At times I had to change my gait so I would be able to continue running. After I finished I was not able to put any weight down on it, and now, about 6 hours later, it finally getting better. I did ice it some after I got home. I plan on buying some inserts for my shoes, hoping that will fix the problem.

The last two miles were the toughest ones, but I was telling myself that my muscles needed the workout so they would get stronger. I listened to the book “Judge & Jury” the whole way instead of music.

It makes me chuckle when I look at the time, which is the longest I have ever run. Why? Because I can honestly say that I have given birth faster than it takes me to run 18 miles! lol

Tomorrow is a rest day! 🙂

Time: 7 am

Weather: mid 65’s degrees

Clothes: Brooks Shirt, Adidas Shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Asics Gel-1120

Distance: 18.33

Time: 3:30:34

Split: 11:30

Course: Up and down Olentangy Trail


Posted by on September 1, 2007 in Group Run, Long Run, Pain, Running, Toe Pains


4 responses to “18 mile Group Run (11:30)

  1. Cranky

    September 1, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    Congratulations on your great and relatively fast accomplishment!

  2. kate

    September 2, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Flippin’ sweet! Hey, we probably passed each other out there and didn’t even know it. Do you run with MIT? Great job out there! The weather was soooo much better!

    About the pace group – I’m not sure! I really wish there was a 4.45 group but there’s only a 4.30 and a 5. I KNOW 4.30 is going to be way too fast for me and heck, maybe 5 will be too! I’ve thought about it but haven’t decided what I’m going to do. What are you going to do?

  3. william carter

    September 2, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Great run! That is the kind of run that goes so far toward making you a better runner. I guess you get to take it easy on your legs for the next couple of days. The certainly deserve it.


  4. Nancy

    September 2, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Oh AWESOME!! That sounds great. I am so excited to get back at it. I hope your foot issue is only temporary. Congrats on a great run!! I was laughing at your birth comparison…. I have twice now had a similar thought, only mine is “I’ve given birth faster than this, in fact, put both times together and it was faster than this. What am I thinking?” I guess we didn’t have enough punishment in childbirth, we have to get it from long runs…:)

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