Sunday, March 6, 2011

13.1 via treadmill

13.1 miles / 1.0 incl. / 103 min

I was not feeling like doing anything all weekend. Yesterday it was Alan who dragged me outside for a run. Today I had even less motivation. The rain started and then the sleet and then after that the snow. There was no way I was going outside for a run in all that crap. At around 4 I was feeling really pathetic. I just got up from a nap and was bored. I checked the time that the gym near me closed and it didn't until 7pm on Sunday. FINE I will go to the gym. I can walk there and get in at least a few miles.

Once I got there it was like an out of body experience. I felt great. I was excited to run. I ran 6.55 miles and thought, "I can do more!" So I took a gu (thank goodness I always have an extra) and kept chugging along. After I got to 10 miles I said what is another 3? So I did.

I did a 1/2 marathon on the treadmill. I felt crazy. Not Charlie Sheen crazy, but still, crazy. I now feel like I am totally ready for my first 1/2 marathon and I still have a month left to train and improve my time. I am hoping for 1:45 but who knows, maybe in this next month I can strive to be under 1:40. Crazier things can happen!

1 comment:

  1. Great job!! Way to run a whole half on a treadmill! And so fast too!