Marathon Training {20 Miles}


Hubby and I officially hit miles with a 2 in front of it. It’s so exciting and is starting to feel like we’re really going to do this. I can’t believe it’s happening.

Never in my life did I think I could physically run 20 miles, let alone be mentally prepared for it.

Here were my thoughts during our latest marathon training run:

20 minutes before: eat a Chomp and do a little stretching.

Mile 1: Oh man! We’re going too fast. But it feels so good.

Mile 2: oooohhh, this one feels even better than the first one. We’re really doing this!

Mile 3: Hill #1. Kickin’ this hill’s ass. Eat my dust.

Mile 4: Wow, mile 4 already? We’re still going really fast, but I can’t stop my “speed.”

Mile 5: Thank God there’s no snow on the ground and we can actually run on the path. Only one more mile to GU.

Mile 6: GU! My favorite part of any run. And it’s chocolate. Tastes like chocolate frosting!

Mile 7: Still going strong. We’re actually going 30 seconds faster per mile then last week.

Mile 8: Only 2 more miles until half way. We’re doing this!

Mile 9: Dang, it’s getting a little sketchy here. A hill? Darn it!

Mile 10: WE DID IT! HALF WAY THERE!! Low five.

Mile 11: Oh, I don’t remember all these down hills on the way out here? Why am I going up hill?

Mile 12: GU TIME! This one is peanut butter and a little frozen.

Mile 13: Half marathon, dang girl. I’m getting a little tired. My legs are tired, not my brain. I need to slow down if I’m going to run 7 more miles.

Mile 14: Slowing down. But right at our expected pace. One more mile for another GU.

Mile 15: GU! This one is watermelon and quite disgusting.

Mile 16: Can’t believe I feel so good. We’re really going to do this.

Mile 17: Keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Mile 18: Really slowing down. Crap! Why aren’t I running faster? Just don’t get angry. Keep moving. You’re doing great. Eat some energy jelly beans.

Mile 19: ONE MORE MILE! Don’t even look at your watch. Just don’t stop. Don’t stop.

Mile 20: IT’S OVER!! WE DID IT!!

I’ve never felt accomplished in my life. It was an indescribable feeling. I’m so proud of us for doing it and doing it together. I never “hit a wall” mentally, but I did physically. We got over a minute longer per mile at around mile 17. But I was just so happy that I didn’t want to punch Hubby in the face. #hugeaccomplishment

Next week is 22 miles and then it’s time to taper. I can’t believe we’re less than a month away. WE’RE REALLY DOING THIS!!


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