Monday, February 1, 2010

Niner.

9 miles. In the books. Saturday's sunshine lured me out and I did it. It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't fast, and I had to lie to myself, but it's done and over with. :) I hit 7 miles and told myself, only two more to go and I'd get to 7 miles, and that I'd done 7 miles before so this was going to be cake. I obviously knew I was running miles 8 and 9, but to be honest it really helped mentally to pretend they were miles 6 and 7. At the end of the run I realized if I'd only gone 4 more miles, I would have done a half. Which, is crazy.

Stats for the run
1 Hour, 48 minutes, a handful of seconds

The best part, I wasn't as beat as after last week's run. That and the fact I don't have to do another long distance run until next weekend, whoo hoo! :)

2 comments:

mbelknap5 said...

Glad the mental games are helping. 9 miles is a lot, the most I've ever run is 10 and that was a LONG time ago....I couldn't seem to get past the 5.5 mile mark this past summer. Just think of all the calories you're burning :)
-Melissa

Jocelyn Edin said...

"only 4 more miles" ... I have never ran 'even 4 miles'! :) You are impressing me bigtime sista!