Long Run Report
I just got back from my long run: 15 miles finished in 2:20 & feeling good!
Today was nearly perfect running weather. I say “nearly” perfect, because truly perfect would have been just a little less wind that I had to fight; however, other than that, it was perfection- cool & sunny!
I ran the first 4 miles by myself around my neighborhood. After 4 miles, I swung back by my house where Beeker was waiting on the driveway on his bike. He is so great- I didn’t even have to stop. Like last week, he rode alongside me to coach me, talk to me, and hand me my water. Beek and I decided that I really do have to practice drinking more water, even when I don’t feel like I need it. Since my marathon is in June, it is really important that I get used to drinking on my runs to make sure that I am properly hydrated. I hate carrying water, though, so it is tricky to remember to drink it. Unfortunately, my husband can’t ride his his bike next to me during he marathon. Durn it.
I went into this run really wanting to run a negative split (run the second half faster than the first). I tend to go out super fast and then have to slow down because I can’t sustain the pace. Today, however, I accomplished my goal and was able to run a negative split!!
My miles looked like this:
Overall, I am really happy with this run. I felt strong at the end, and it was an easy pace- I was able to carry on a conversation with Bri the whole time. Feeling good!
I think the success of the run was partly due to my awesome fueling last night!
I try to eat some type of pasta or carb- heavy meal the night before my long runs. I was so happy when my mom told me that she made us baked ziti! Yum!
After dinner we headed out to the going away party for the youth pastor of our church- who also happens to be our really good friend. He is following the Lord’s call to Canada- to be the youth pastor at a really awesome church! We are SO sad to see him go, but are excited to see what the Lord has planned for him. It is inspiring to know someone who follows God’s will for his life, even when it means moving his entire family to another country. I can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to them. The best part of the evening was when the kids all crowded around him to pray for him and his family. So beautiful!
I also really loved the cookies 😉
Right now I have a date with my foam roller, then Beeker and I are going to see my niece in her school play! 🙂