Chronicling the adventures of a fleet-footed foodie and the journey to her first marathon and beyond
Saturday, August 14, 2010
30K - Conquered!
Well - OK maybe I didn't exactly conquer 30K (errrh...don't look at how long it took me) but I don't think I've ever been as happy to finish a run as I was today. We're back in a bit of a heat wave again, so my coworker M and I decided to meet up at 5:45am at the local Running Room. I got up fairly easily as I had a pretty good sleep, and as I walked out the door the air was already warm - there was definitely no early morning chill in the air. M is doing a half marathon clinic with the Running Room, so knew of a route that we could take that was going to be approx. 15K. Off we went - and I gotta say, it was great to have company because as we chatted, the time went by incredibly fast. We finished 14.5K at around 7:30am and I drove back to our usual little loop in hopes of catching Hubs. As I was rounding the corner, there he was - perfect timing!
I ran a few loops with him...and after he left I decided to run along the main parkway that runs along our loop - BIG MISTAKE. There was no cover from the hot, hot sun and I completely wilted. Up to that point, I was feeling really, really good and super fresh. I turned around and headed back to do our usual loop but I was already done for. I was at about 24K and I thought OMG...how am I going to finish this?
I ended up taking many, many walk breaks and drank all my water (BTW...loooove the Fuel Belt!!) and still felt really depleted. I finally got to 29K and thought OK...one more kilometre to go....dig deep and finish this thing! I was definitely shuffling along and was never so glad to hear my Garmin beep at the 30K mark. IT WAS FINALLY OVER! As I got in my car, the temperature gauge showed 27 degrees at 9:45 am....man, it was hot.
Soooo...needless to say I'm pretty exhausted right now. Had a busy day after so no rest for the wicked - I got home, did a cold water bath, took a shower, went to visit with my besties to figure out our trip to see Michael Buble, car shopping with Hubs (we bought a new car today - Mazda 3 sedan...woot woot!), and dinner with my parents. I'm having a hard time keeping my eyes open and I'm sure I'll sleep pretty soun....zzzzzzzzzzzzz.....zzzzzzz...zzz.......