Saturday, May 15, 2010

A new distance!

I ran
16.25 miles
today!!!
For the first 8 miles this is what I looked at. Too bad it wasn't that flat the whole way there. There were so many hills, but it's all good. It helped me work on my posture and using my abs more, which is what the PT said to do so I wouldn't have pain going down hill. Amazingly enough she was right, I had no pain, no aches, I felt completely fine, other than my sore muscles from yesterday's hike.

After going so long on the open road I turned the corner into Herriman and passed by a few farms. It was really nice, the only thing I didn't like was the fact that there were a few little turns that had no shoulder for me to run on, so I had to be really careful. After going a few more miles on that main road I got into the main part of Herriman and ran out of straight road once I got to the little splash park. Too bad it wasn't on, I would have loved to run through the water.

J was waiting with the kids at a playground and I had about 3 more miles to go. Since I ran out of straight road I had to turn my brain on and remember where I was going in the neighborhoods. I got lost a couple times, which added the extra 1.25 to my run.

So, the pluses about my run: I felt great and could have gone longer had I not run out of straight road. I feel great about the marathon, I'm gonna do awesome!
The negatives about my run: I ran out of straight road, I lost my road ID, and I wish my distance could have been longer. I was tempted to do 20....:)


10 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Congrats on a great run. You are right. You are going to rock that marathon!

Barefoot AngieB said...

Looks like a beautiful place to run! Nice job on the miles :)

H Love said...

that is big time!! way to go!! so excited for you!

Cynthia O'H said...

Way to go! It always feels so good to master a longer distance.

Sherri said...

Awesome Job!

Belkycita said...

Amazing! I can't wait to hear more about the marathon!

Jen said...

Great job. I haven't run that far yet... great views too.

S Club Mama said...

Oh that's a lot of miles. I did my first 5 miler today and that was hard. I can't wait to rack up more miles so these don't seem so tough!

Amy said...

Dang girl!!!! :) Way to go.

@mie said...

Congrats...
and in Herriman of all places too! LOL =)