Saturday, March 15, 2008

14 miler!

Today was my long run.  I don't think the weather wants to cooperate with my long run days.  It was cold and humid.  I got to run the first seven miles with Jodi.  We left at 7:30.  I woke up at 5:30 a.m. starving so I ate 2 pieces of toast with peanut butter and a small banana.  I wonder if it was too much.  My lungs didn't feel good until about the 3rd mile or so and then I was o.k.  As Jodi and I were finishing the 6th mile, the fog came in.  It was thick and cold.  It cleared up as we got closer to home and I thought about stopping for my sunglasses.  Well I didn't need to after all.  The fog only got thicker and colder.  It never cleared up the rest of the run.  My legs started to get pretty tired around mile 10 and if I hadn't run that route so many times before, I think I could have gotten lost.  I was pretty disoriented a few times and had to figure out which street I was on.  I was also worried about cars being able to see me since the visibility was terrible!  I was really worried going up the canyon road and the big state road snow plow barreling down the canyon didn't help.  I think the air was affecting my breathing and the last mile was pretty hard.  I was determined to do a negative split and finish the second lap faster than the first but it was pretty miserable.  We finished the first lap in 1 hour and 12 minutes.  I finished the second one in 1 hour and 9 minutes.  So just barely faster.  I came home with my hair frozen.  I could feel it hitting my back on the way home and knew it was frozen.  I had frost on my vest and gloves too.  Weird.  Today was hard and I've felt pretty tired today.  Oh and my IT band hurt twice during the run.  I stopped and stretched and it seemed to help.  I had Janz rolling pin it tonight and I've been stretching it today.  It was tight last night after all the sitting in the temple, car ride, and dinner.  Hopefully it won't give me anymore trouble or that I'll be able to keep it under control.  Today's one of those days that I think everyone might be right and I may just be crazy.  I drank about 18 oz. accelerade on the run and about 12 oz. afterwards.  I don't know if I didn't drink enough during the run, I forgot to most of the first lap.  I ate really well last night, pasta with marinara sauce, veggies, and chicken and bread so I really don't know what was different this week.  Maybe it was just the weather.  Maybe it was the visit from my aunt.  Who knows!

1 comment:

Topher said...

That's an awesome picture of the trees in the fog. Found your blog on CRN. Good luck in your two upcoming marathons. I'd like to run either the SLC or the Top of Utah someday, so I'll look forward to reading your race reports, hopefully with more cool pictures.