Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shin splints, blisters and 12 miles oh my!

First off, Laura is having a giveaway over at her blog for the Sony W series Walkman...I really want to try it!

I overcame the peak of my 3rd half marathon training. 12 miles....I wanted to curse the last 2 miles but I have an amazing friend that kept me going and kept encouraging me. She said "I have to keep you going during training because you are the one who will have to keep me going during the actual race :)"  We did part of the Country Music Half course. 2 weeks ago we did our 10 miler and started at Centennial and went the first 5 miles of the course. Yesterday, we started at mile 4 around Belmont and went mile 4-10 of the Half course. It was good but tough. I had really bad shin pain during the first 3 miles but then it seemed to get a little better. After it was all said and done, I had small blisters, more like callouses but they hurt :(  We ate several sport beans by jelly belly (they were good!) and one Chocolate Outrage GU! LOVE IT! It is like chocolate frosting! The bad thing was we ran out of water. I am SO grateful for the water stops during the actual race! I also realized that we didn't do a "warm-up/stretch" before we headed out on our miles. This might have caused my shin pain and we had to stop some to stretch. We also had to stop and help a lady with directions. Our time wasn't the best but we both had been slacking all week and didn't do our workouts during the week like we should've. It's our own fault and we learned that we can't do that. We did 12 miles in 3 hours and 5 minutes. We HAVE to get better than that if we want to be under 3 hours.


Have a great week!


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  2. thanks so much for your comment on my blog! so cool that you went to mount vernon- no one knows about those small christian schools! : ) i will definitely be keepin' up with you!