First - I am going to make the POTM link-up for Mondays, starting next Monday... This week we only got in about 3 days so next week I will have it up and running. I will have the button made up and starting next Monday, November 11th - we can chit chat about our progress during Monica's November "Pile on the Miles" challenge.
Second - I ran the longest I ran EVER in my life - 18 MILES - on Saturday morning. K9Bish and I met at one of our favorite trails at 5:00 AM - we started out in the dark for 2 hrs with nothing but her head lamp to give us any light. Yes... I might have thought sticks were snakes and screamed like a banche, Yes... we saw spiders flowing down from the trees, and Yes... I may have jumped at every sound around me. Here is the low down on the run. Mile 1-9 good easy pace - ate some Gu Chomps (mile 8) - mile 9-13 good easy pace - ate some Lemon Head and Friends (mile 13) - mile 14-16 good easy pace - mile 16-18 faster pace but my body was ACHING! I ran WITH my trusty hand held water bottle and it was perfect, I ate toast and a piece of fruit pre-run, and I DIDN'T STOP ONCE!!!!! I made it 18 miles - NO STOPPING!
I wore my procompression socks during my run and for recovery - it helped so much. FYI... the cute argyle one's are on sale 40 % off right now with the code NOV... I swear by them. I took a bath (still can't imagine an ice bath) and my legs,hips, and knees were feeling it by the end of the night - but today I sit here with no pain, except some bruising feeling in my feet, but I need new shoes... so that's my fault.
This weekend I have a 20 miler IN SAN DIEGO!!!! I mean come on - can it get any better than that;)
Third - speaking of San Diego - I leave bright and early on Wednesday - so I will be MIA on the blog Thursday and Friday - but I will be BACK next Monday for the link-up! You can keep track of me, if you so wish... on IG @missmel_joy
How is training going? Long run this weekend? Any San Diego peeps want to run 20 with me?