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Friday, November 13, 2009

18 Miles Done and Done!

I did it, my longest run before my marathon on December 6th! I slept terrible last night so I wasn’t sure how my run would go. I was full of anxiety and I am not sure why!! I think it might be because I had coffee earlier that morning, but that would be crazy. Despite the lack of sleep I rose at 5:45am and had a piece of toast with AB, Honey, and Pumpkin Butter.

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I had to buy some Gu last night, because the store that I buy my Hammer from was CLOSED!!! I was not super excited about trying something new,but I knew I needed something. I bought two gels, a drink pack, and some chomps.

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I am so glad that I mapped out my route because I was able to know what to expect. My friend Melody met me at the beginning of my run and ran 8 miles with me. We haven’t seen each other in a while so it was great to catch up on life and watch the miles pass by! The first few miles it was pouring down RAIN hardcore and we were both DRENCHED!!! I was kind of worried about massive chaffing, but because I have ran an ENTIRE MARATHON IN THE RAIN I knew I would be ok.

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After mile 8 Melody left and plugged Pandora in and was on my way! The next 8 miles were not too bad, but at mile 16 I started to hit my WALL. I knew that I good push through it  but that didn’t make it any easier. I started to think about the fun weekend I was going to have and how I was not going to have to RUN at all!! I finished strong, barely and actually had a great TIME!


1 9:40
2 9:51
3 9:49
4 8:33
5 8:43
6 9:33
7 9:35
8 9:32
9 11:58( I forgot to stop my watch when I said goodbye to Melody)
10 9:08 (took my Gu and it didn’t bother my tummy at all!)
11 9:51
12 8:43
13 9:23
14 8:20
15 8:05
16 8:22
17 8:24
18 8:10

Distance: 18 miles
Average Pace: 9:05

When I finished I drove over to Starbucks and got a Soy Peppermint Decaf Mocha and a banana! I called up Hubby and told him to fill up the bath tub with water so I could take an ice bath when I got home. I love ICE BATHS! I wish I had time to do them after every long run. I know they are painful but the result of not being sore is AMAZING!

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Before the ice went in.

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FREEZING!! The ice bag wouldn’t break so Hubby just dropped the whole block in!

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A great way to start of my FRIDAY, I am sure I will CRASH HARD tonight!

When I got to work I enjoyed leftovers from last night, with some added eggplant and bell peppers.

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I am still super hungry, I need some MORE FOOD! 

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Well friends, I have a conference to register for so I gotta hop to it! I can’t wait to hang out with my pops, I haven’t seen him in forever!!!



brandi said...

great job on the run!!! I don't think I could handle that ice bath :)

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

Great job! I slept awful before Monday when I did my longest run ever, 14 miles. Maybe there's something to be said about lack of sleep?

Megan said...

good to see my crocheting buddy Mel on your blog! :)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

That ice bath looks so cold yet so inviting!!! Congrats on the run!

Anonymous said...

awesome 18!! you totally rocked it even with poor sleep. and way to go in the ice bath -- that's something i never was able to put myself through haha

Nicole said...

Nice! Congrats on the 18 miles :)

Jules said...

Good job on your 18! I still haven't been brave enough for the ice bath. I do ice my feet right after my long run but that's about it :)

Melody said...

Nice job finishing strong, Bobbi! It was so fun to run with you today! I don't know if I would have made myself go out in that pouring rain without you. It was great to catch up!

Hi Megan! :-)

Katie said...

EEK making me feel bad for not even doing my scheduled 9. I WILL do it this weekend. I WILL do this marathon. I'm signing up tonight as extra incentive.

And you rock my dear! I'm glad to see even my running idols hit walls.

Steel Springs said...

What a great morning run and a cute outfit! The thought of an ice bath is making me cold.

Katherine B Wood said...

GREAT JOB!! i dk if i could do the ice bath.. i respect that!

Danica's Daily said...

You seriously rock Bobbi - you are my total running inspiration! I can't believe you jumped in clothes on and all. I would've totally had a Starbuck's too :)

Anonymous said...

Great job on your run! Love the picture of you sitting in the ice bath with your starbux cup :p Good luck with your taper and have a great marathon!

Island Girl Eats said...

You are so brave! I could never do an ice bath! I swear by HOT baths after my long runs - much more enjoyable!!!!

Jessica said...

Great job on your run! I don't know if I could ever step foot in an ice bath...

Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion said...

Great job girly!!!!! Love the pictures f you in the ice bath, adorable!

Anonymous said...

Yeah for ice baths! Great job on your run!

Terecita said...

Ooohhh. I can remember soaking my ankles in ice water. Not sure that i liked it, though. :-)

I'm amazed that you guys can catch up while running 8 miles. I can not keep a conversation with someone while running. That probably means I'm out of shape, huh??

Angie Eats Peace said...

Awesome job! Congrats!