I DID IT..... My first ever Half Marathon Distance... well... 13.21 MILES actually lol!
We dropped the kids off at my folks and my Hubby was by my side.
I might have given up if it wasn't for him being annoying and telling me to keep going as the last 3 miles were hard.
Although I walked most of them in the end with very short bouts of running I tried to make sure my walks were very brisk to keep my minute mile pace up.
I have no idea how I would carry on and do it all again to get to 26.2... BUT at this pace I'll still beat the sweeprbus to the finish line and that's what I kept telling myself in those last miles... one foot in front of the other and keep going!
So things I found out on this run: *My earphones won't last the distance... they died at 12miles. *I can't hold a conversation as it slows me down drastically. *My gels played havoc with my belly and made it swell big time... they've been ok on previous runs so hopefully just an off day. I will try them again next weekend! *I need a hat and sunnies as the sun was making me have my head down, which hurt my neck and shoulders. *I need to not listen to those pesky demons that kept telling me I can't carry on/can't do it... sorry demons... you lost today... I can and will do this... just not as fast as some people can! *....and finally... although Garmin and Strava are both down... I can assure you I did this run... it did happen... my watch... my Hubby and my aching body says so... 🤣
13.1 miles in the bag today. The last 3 weren't pretty 🙈 but I'm not afraid to admit that and at least I know what my bench mark is and what I need to improve on going forward 👍🏃♀️
Thanks to Stevie for half of the way, along with the 2 Davids (for some reason won't let me tag you both) for the company to the finish 🏃♂️👏
Ps. Gels are rank and my post fuel turkey burger is Aaaaamazing!!! 🍔 = 7SPs #nomanom
Sortie trail du dimanche matin, dans les dunes de Lingreville.
Du sable, des chemins de traverse, et un peu de bitume, avec la mer en toile de fond 😍.
18km sur une partie du parcours du prochain #traildesdunes le 10 mars, une partie seulement car celui ci n'étant pas encore fléché, et moi n'étant pas du coin, je me suis un peu perdu...😂😂.
Soleil au rdv, c'était top!!
Igår var det vårvärme och första gången 2019 som inte vinterfodrat på benen var nödvändigt. Jag hade sällskap på löprundan av mina goda vän Vlatko och det hör inte till vanligheterna att jag springer med någon, avverkar väl 99% av mina träningsrundor ensam.
#callespringare, #löpning, #löparglädje, #instarunner, #forerunner235