OMG, that was hard. Hubs had to get out of the house by 8am this morning, which meant another early early morning run. When the alarm went off for us to get up, I just looked at him and said that I was gonna have to catch up because I was just sooo insanely tired. Hubs, being the good natured fella he is, just told me to rest up and that he'd get a 10K run in and for me to take my time. Ahhhh, he's a good, good man.
I ended up getting up around 6:15 and by the time I got myself organized, I was running by about 6:45. I packed a ton of water with me and didn't want to wear my fuel belt so...hee hee...I drove down the hill from our house and parked my car on the side of the road. OK, confession here...I didn't really feel like walking up the monster hill to our house after running for three hours either. For those of you who have not seen the big hill by my house, it's pretty steep, long and workout in itself - like I almost have to pack a lunch if I need to climb it. Anyways, I'm not ashamed!
So the first 6 times around the loop were pretty good - but the last two loops...holy fack were they ever hard. My knees held up OK but at that point I was just sooo tired, hot and my stomach was bugging me. I was experimenting with the Saltsticks as the bottle says to take one every 30 - 60 mins so I thought I'd take one each hour. Pill #1 and #2 went well, but #3 really didn't agree with me and I felt queasy a few times. I plowed through it and took some extra walk breaks. It took me just over 3 hours to run it and I just kept thinking my god, I'm so tired at 26K - how am I ever going to do another 16K!! Argh. And how did I ever pull out a 2:01 half marathon?! As soon as I got home I got in a cold bath to soak my legs and slapped on my recovery socks as my feet really feel tired today.
Woot - farthest ever run! Next week - 28K on the schedule. Off to take a much needed nap....zzzzzzzzzzz.