Oh, yeah, and it was my first double digit run. Overall, my pace was kind of blah - especially with the headwind. I'm realizing that the treadmill is a damn liar regarding my fitness. Running flat and without wind makes you think you can run better than you can. I learned this last Friday with the evil hills and reminded yesterday as my pace is about a minute slower outside because of, you know, reality. It's... a little frustrating and, at the same time, bolstering insofar as I'm determined to get faster and hardier. That I had little trouble finishing 10 miles yesterday is awesome.
Having a schedule, a course of training and a race date does a ton to focus your drive, to motivate you.
I read Ultramarathon Man this weekend. Inspirational. And Frightening. Dean Karnazes is an incredible athlete, one I will never be. I don't think I can bring myself to run 100 miles through Death valley twice. Even after reading about his first ultra and the subsequent injuries, I still think 50k or even 50 miles is a reasonable goal.
Well... maybe not reasonable. Achieveable.
But. Let's get past the 13.1 first then start thinking about running 10 miles a day.
You know, when I'm faster
Last week, I ran 26 miles. People I follow on DailyMile did that in a day on Sunday at numerous marathons.
I'm only nominally sore today.
uh... Checked my training schedule and I was supposed to run 9 yesterday...