Monday, June 13, 2011
I am officially apart of the marathon club :)
It was thee most beautiful run i have ever taken -almost spiritual. It was indescribable.
The first 13 miles were not very pleasant, but the last 13 were magical.
Here are the sorted details...
Mile 1-5 Ran with my brother-in-law the first 5. We were going at a 8:30 minute mile pace and he said, we have to slow down or we will crash at the end. So, we slowed to an 8:50 pace.
Mile 7 I had to release all that water i'd been gulping. Broke off from my brother-in-law and waited 4 minutes to go to the bathroom. I'm upset that i wasted the time.
Mile 7 I take a GU and some water, then start feeling sick. Severe stomach pains and i loose my rythym. Now it's time for the hills.... with stomach cramping. Great!
Mile 8-11 Pain, pain, pain. I can't shake these stomach cramps. I walk through mile 11 aid station and then they finally stop.
Mile 11-12 I've got this! I'm feeling on top of the world. I get a good pace going. I take my second GU.
Mile 13 Oh no! A familiar feeling...blister. It growing, rubbing....i have to get this thing bandaged up. I wasted 6 minutes at an aid station bandaging my blister. I'm off again!
Mile 14 Feel amazing.... i zone out the pain.
Mile 14-21 I need to get through the rest of this freakin' canyon to see the girls and hubby at mile 22. I push it a little more. This feels good.
Mile 22 I see the girls and hubby. A quick hug and then off to the finish line.
Mile 22-25 I am focused, i have a good pace. I feel no pain... it's lost in the music.
Mile 26 I can see the holy grail.... the finish line. I got this! I start a fast sprint to the finish line. I finish in 4:20.
Pain i enjoyed! Where do i sign up for the next one?? :)
I'm thinking Rock in' Roll LasVegas Marathon in December with I Have Run.
Care to join us??