Monday, October 1, 2012

33 More Days??? AND 20 miles DONE!

Holy crap people! how is it only 33 more days until the ING NYC Marathon???? Sh*t just got real people! My training was thrown a curveball the past couple of weeks. I was hit with tonsillitis last week and had to totally skip my long run last Sunday which was 18 miles. Because I have been sick, I also have been slacking on my foam rolling and stretching and boy did that slap me in the face ayer!

Preparing for my 20 miler started on Saturday evening; I downloaded one of my favorite Dean Koontz books. Do you like to listen to audio book when you are doing long runs or do you stick to just music?

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Ayer I woke up and made protein pancakes with natural PB and lite syrup before heading out…

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My plan was to do 6 minutes of light jog followed by 4 minutes of walking for the duration of the 20 miles but when I hit mile 8, my right knee started to hurt like a son of a bitch! I had 2 options turn around and go back home or just keep going and walk if I have to. And that is exactly what I did..I kept going until I hit the 10 mile mark which perfectly ended right here!

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I felt discouraged because I had to walk most of it but how many people can say that they even walked 20 miles? And when I started to lose focus as to why I was putting my body through this, God sent me a sign…LITERALLY!

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And just like that, I completed my longest distance EVER! From Queens to Long Island and back again!

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Best part of this, was when it was over and my dad brought me din din!!! Korean Seafood soup…this was DEEEEELISH!

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I hope that my next 20 miler goes a little better than this!!!! ::fingers crossed::

Namaste….

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2 comments :

  1. WOOHOO! I still have yet to do my 20 mile run (things got postponed because of my dad being sick) but my 18 miler sounds a lot like your 20 miler...there was a LOT of walking. But the miles still count!

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  2. How awesome that you are doing the NYC marathon!! Run/walking 20 miles is amazing, congrats girl! Hope your knee feels better for your next run!

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