Friday, May 8, 2009

WTF??? That was some run!!

So due to scheduling conflicts (insert shameless plug for The Pure Sport Rookie Triathlon, May 10th at the Texas Ski Ranch, a Jack and Adam's/High Five Events Production) I had to do my 20 mile long run yesterday after work.

Let me set that up for you: 95 degrees, sunny, 89% humidity

Logan and I set out on what was surely to be an epic run...and it proved to be just that. I can't describe it other than to say it felt like an Ironman run in every sense. I had very little sleep in the nights leading up to the run. I woke early for my 6:00 a.m. spin class and I put in a full 8 hour work day. Then it was time for the run.

Four bottles of water and three gels later, we were done...and I mean DONE! It was the hardest, most mentally challenging run I've had in a long time. The only difference in my performance this time from previous runs was that I was able to push past the hurt, the tired, the pain to get it finished...with my running partner's help, of course!! And even though it took longer than I had hoped, it was still solid and just over 3 hours.

It was crazy! I totally felt like I was in an Ironman run...I didn't realize that you could actually replicate the feeling. Even the post run cramping and tears were present, yes, I cried. Couldn't help it...couldn't stop it!

So damned glad I did it!!


etg said...

Great work, Michelle! Blythe has assured me it won't be humid in CDA...warm maybe but not humid - fingers crossed:) Way to tackle the physical and mental challenges... just think of how much stronger you are! And thanks for sharing your thoughts...made me feel better about my run!

Michael Garel said...

Superhumans, that's what you two are. I could barely keep up for 3 miles and that was at the end of your run. Good job on Thurs!

Coach Logan said...

We kick ass.