Comments: I was only going to run 10, but felt good at mile 5 that I decided to try the 13.1, that had been lingering in the back of my mind. My route, which is an out and back has lots of hills in them. They are fun when running down them, but coming back up after having run 6 and 8 miles (2 major hills) already is painful at times. They make the gradual 1/4 of a mile incline at mile 12 seem like nothing. BUT, I got it done! I ran the distance 6 seconds faster than my best 1/2 marathon time.
I GUed at mile 4, 8, and 12. The GU at mile 12 almost exited my body as soon as it entered it. I got really nauseous and almost threw up. I have to work on my GUing, I really need to switch to GUing every 5 miles, but it interferes with my drinking/walking every 2 miles. I shall mull over that one for a while. Maybe I can change my drinking to every 2.5 miles. Hmmm.
Overall I am satisfied with the run, but my right knee hurts a bit 😦 . My goal for the Columbus Marathon is under 2:25. I think I can do it!
Weather: 60, overcast, dawn, drizzle for the first 4 miles
Clothes: MiT shirt, Adidas Shorts, Fuel Belt, Reflective Vest
Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (327.8 miles)
Course: Over Old Millersport Rd, and back.