Saturday, March 07, 2009

First 20

That's right...my first 20 of the year, first 20 in training for Boston...it wasn't pretty. What can I say?? I made it though. I don't think another 6 would've happened, but this was just 20 and I got through it. I didn't want to wear my fuel belt, so I opted to take advantage of the snowbanks around my association and planted a water bottle and Gatorade in it to stay nice and cold. I took off for a 5 mile loop...and while running the first one, figured out the next one. I live in a neighborhood with lots of little side roads and curvy areas. While I can old go two directions leaving my house, I have lots of options within a mile. So first loop was OK. Got some water and gatorade, realized I didn't have gel with me, but opted to stay that way and not grab some from my house. Second loop was again 5, both first loops were coming back on the lower grade hill (I have a hill either direction to get home, one is a little less noticable), but the next I decided another route and came back up the harder side. This had been a 6 mile loop so I got to the water and gatorade with 4 left. I was hurting and had to walk some of the last miles...and had all the last a LOT slower than the others had been. Overall I ended up so much slower than I should be, but considering the lack of speedwork overall, the lack of decent training etc, I guess it was OK overall. I survived it at least. I'll have to get an update of the last week, some time off trying to get the hip feeling better (saw my chiropractor on Thursday and my right leg was shorter than my left by an inch, that's how much my pelvis was twisted yikes!.

Anyway, will have to get an update in of last weekend soon.

6 comments:

RunToFinish said...

hey you did it!!! I think you are totally on track for boston.

wow..an inch shorter no wonder that hurt!!

I swear on the smoothies you can't taste the veggies. I was totally against it being as I'm not a smoothie person any how...but you know what they are really good. who knew...except all the people already doing it I guess

Annette said...

Nice work, woman! Next time - grab that gel. :) I hope your chiro helps straighten you out. Sounds like you were all crooked. ;) I'm sure your next 2 20s will be easier (and faster!)

Jean said...

Nice job, Danielle! It has been tough to get in the long runs this winter, so way to tough it out! Hopefully the weather will improve...well, after Tuesday's predicted storm, anyhow!

L said...

Nice job! As someone who also has a siginificant leg length difference, I sympathize. Lots of stretching, massage... all things you know. :)

Runner Leana said...

Wow, off by an inch?! Yay for the chiros who help to sort us out! Great job on the 20 miler, even if it wasn't pretty. You still have a few weeks to get there though ;) I know you are going to rock Boston!!

Nat said...

You will do awesome at Boston!