Had a much smaller group this morning…
I think (actually, I know) that the bad weather scared off a few runners. 😉
Rachelle, Poshie, Momma & Me
But to be honest, it really wasn’t that cold. Most of the snow had melted off the roads. And once we got out of the canyon the roads were pretty much dry.
I’m not super pleased with my time. 20.3 miles in 3:12, which is a 9:27 pace. And I know (I know!) that it’s not bad… but I just had a real tough time from mile 12-16, due to stomach issues. My first 10 miles went really well, mostly high 8:00 and low 9:00 min splits. Mile 12-16 times were high 9/10min avgs. and even after I went to the bathroom at the gas station I was just kinda pissed about how much I had slowed down, and it messed with my head and I continued running at a slower pace. I was able to pick up the pace a bit for my last mile. But I finished the run in a bad mood. I just really wanted a sub 3:00 20 miler under my belt before the marathon. and I know (trust me, I know!) that long runs are about putting the miles in, and not about speed, and I shouldn’t be upset… but I am (or I was…).
Speaking of stomach issues… anyone ever use Immodium for long runs/races?
Does it work? Does it cause more ‘issues’ afterwards?
I’m so frustrated with my stomach! Ugh! I don’t want to have any issues at my marathons. I’d really like to qualify for Boston (before they lower the times! ha!) and I can NOT afford unnecessary portapotty stops. I just want to RUN!
After I got home and had some recovery time, I went with my Momma & Daddy to the Hobble Creek Boutique in Mapleton.
Nothing better than some retail therapy to cheer me up!
Found these cute vintage rose wraps that I just had to have. They tie on instead of too-tight headbands or silly clips. Should be super cute with my work scrubs and my everyday clothes. I told my Momma that I wanted to go to church tomorrow so I could show off my cute headband. lol. I’m shallow and vain like that… (don’t judge)