20 miles run under my belt!
20.8 mi to be more exact. And though it took me four hours due to various reasons, I am feeling MUCH better about being ready for my marathon now.
It was in the nineties by the middle of my run and I also ran out of water at around mile 14 but I still (deliriously) made it through and back to my house with a few short stints of walking it the hottest areas. Talk about extreme training. With that in mind and a steady four hour training run accomplished and the elevation in Portland being four thou lower than here at the highest point of the marathon I am not as worried about that mystery 5.2 miles I will be doing in 11 days.
Not that I am not nervous still… cause my stomach tightens every time I visit my marathon’s page!
BUT, yay I accomplished a 20 miler non the less!
Now I am super stoked for some shorter and hopefully faster runs over the next few weeks as well as the upcoming road trip home.
I will be doing more training runs in:
- Las Vegas (or perhaps at a stop somewhere in So Cal on way to SF)
- Bay area in San Fran
- North Umpqua National Forest (right near my birth city)
- Along the Oregon coast in Coos Bay
And then recovery (post race to prevent muscle ache) runs in:
- Portland area
- Seattle area
- Bend, OR area
- Moab/Arches area
Much to look forward to!!