I’m not really sure if I’m happy with my 17 miler.
I mean, I did it, I finished, I wasn’t dead after. But I’m just not super pleased with my time.
17 miles in 2:46, avg pace 9:49
As I was trying to be positive, I told myself, I’m sure this is better than last years 17 miler… umm. nope. that was avg 9:09 pace.
It’s odd because I felt like we were keeping a pretty decent pace. Even weirder… the times I felt like I was slowing down, I’d check my Garmin and I was actually doing really well and the times I felt like I was rockin my pace, I’d look down and I was going slower! What the heck?! I’m not even sure what went wrong, if anything went wrong?! or what?! I never felt like I “hit the wall” or couldn’t take one more step, sure, I could feel it, I mean, hello?! I was running 17 miles, my legs shouldn’t feel fresh at mile 15, but still… I’m kinda bugged.
As much as I am disappointed, I’m trying to be positive. I still finished a 17 mile run (and went on to function throughout the day… well… ’til about 9, then I passed out!). My stomach did well with the new energy gels. And my arch wasn’t killing me (thank you Lord!), I could feel it, but it was definitely bearable. But whatev, it’s over, and I’m moving on!!!
Next weekend my Mom and I are running Riverton City 1/2 Marathon. I’m hoping to have a super strong race and boost my confidence a little. I’m not sure what the course elevation is, but the course looks pretty good, it runs along the Jordan River trail. And I’m pretty sure Sundance’s family will be there to cheer me on. His Dad and his brother, Dallas and his fam have mentioned that they’d like to come. I always do better when I know I’m gonna see someone I know at the finish line. It makes me want to push hard and finish strong!
Oh yeah… the energy gels