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!
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:
And then recovery (post race to prevent muscle ache) runs in:
The public pools right on the Rio Grande.
A lovely deck overlooking the river and mountains.
Route into the river with an outside shower to rinse off with after.
The grounds, with various seating, picnic areas and gardens.
I loved the beautiful views of some NM geology from the private pool!
This IS the life!
The private pool.
I am suck a freak that I wish it was morning already so I could go to it.
Eat. Sleep. Run. Drink. Repeat.
These runner chicks are smokin hawt!…..I may, possibly, perhaps, kinda, sorta, a little bit, sometimes check out this photo daily.
All I need in life are my running shoes.