Nick

Kara

8.15.2008

Goal acheived, 18 miler Friday

Yay!! I didn't run the last 2 days, in preparation for a long run today with Abby. It was my mini taper/rest my knee. She is training for an ironman in 3 weeks (Go Abby!) and had a 20 mile run slated. My goal was to run 2 hours and see how it went and maybe do more.

We ran near where she lives which is a nice path and we did out and backs of 2.5 miles, so 5 miles at a stretch, with our cars in the middle - water, gus, luna moons, and bathroom. It worked out well. I was planning on swimming this morning before the run, but the lifeguard didn't show up (probably a good thing in terms of my survival of the run), so I was at the path early and did 2.2 miles on my own. I did 2 out and backs (each 5) with Abby and we did one where I thought it was the end for me of out 1.5 and back. My knee started hurting around mile 11, and my lower back (new thing) around mile 14. I took some time and refueled, stretched, drank, while Abby went to finish, and decided I wasn't fully spent. I wanted to do 18 miles. I did one more out and back of 1.5. By this time, I was running slowly. I definitely slowed down Abby, and running slower sucked!!! But I was just happy to be getting the mileage in. My ipod (nike+ use only) died after 7.2 miles - my own fault.

The slow stats: 18.2 miles 2:55:27 9:39 average pace (blah)
Passed 1 dude, was passed by 3 people. Made me want a shirt with a blacklight running pedometer so people know they are passing you on your long run. What do you think?

pre-run - half a peanut butter sandwich and a piece of a luna tea cake
1 vanilla bean Gu, 1 pack of Pomegranate Luna Moons, 1.5 of sport beans (fruit punch and lemon lime), 4 bottles of water.

So for the week 31.7 miles so far, yay! Goal accomplished! I might run on Sunday in Pittsburgh, it is so great running in new places and being a discoverer. I love that.

Couldn't have done that long one alone though! Afterwards, I was really excited to try this protein bar that I picked up yesterday when I was getting my bike fixed in Cookies and Cream flavor. Yum. It was covered in chocolate and so good!! I had that and kept drinking water and driving home I had the other half of the pb sandwich. This worked well. Then it was ICE, ICE, BABY - for the knee. I also made an appt to go see my orthapaedic dude.

I decided for lunch that I wanted a powerbagel (Einstein) and cream cheese so I got that and I'm excited to have that on our way to Pittsburgh - for the weekend to see the Mets play and to see the stadium (my husband is a superfan). Yippee! There is some crazy place that has sandwiches with cole slaw and french fries in them. I want to get the cheese one (total cheese issues). Yummy!! Hmm... maybe I think about food a little too much.

Oh and I think the 2nd trimester starts tomorrow or maybe today, so this can be my celebratory run. I love long runs (especially when you're almost done them!)

10 comments:

  1. Awesome runs and a super week. Very impressive. Congrats on hitting the 2nd Trimester. 2nd trimesters rule.

    Good job icing the knee and chicking that dude on your run.

    P.S. I walked a few miles on the beach with my girls during the vacay, but there was no beach running for me this trip. :(

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  2. OK, 18 miles and pregnant! You rock. Awesome job and what a great time too. Enjoy the weekend.

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  3. Dude, you totally stole my idea about the pedometer. Only I want a giant sign above my head that people can see in both directions. So when I am miserably shuffling they can look and see "wow! that chick is running 20 miles! sick!"

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  4. wow awesome job!!! have a great weekend :)

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  5. LOL at the ice ice baby. Now I am singing that one. That is so fantastic 18 miler done off the list! WHOHOO! 2nd trimester it is supposed to be the zen happy preggo phase so enjoy it! I loved the pic of all the nutrtion you had. Congrats on an awesome run!

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  6. glad you're going so strong still!!

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  7. Thanks for the advice on running shoes! I'll have to check that out next time.

    Are there any upcoming races your doing? I've ran two half marathons & my goal is a full hopefully in spring of 09.

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  8. I just found your blog and wow. You ran that much while you're pregnant? I take it that morning sickness isn't a bother for you? I just started running a year ago so for now my goal is a 1/2 rather than full marathon. You are awesome!

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  9. I AM SOOOOOO with you on the running pedometer. I hate those cocky b's that give you that smirky "Yeah, I'm passing you" look and I just want to say "YEAH WELL HOW MANY MILES HAVE YOU DONE? I'm on mile 13 already!" LMAO!

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  10. Wow, congrats on the long run and entering the 2nd trimester. The only running I did when I was pregant was to the diary queen. Nice work!!!

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