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Saturday was another successful run, of 18 miles. This week we left from Norine's house, ran through her neighborhood, then through some really pretty side roads that bordered cornfields, and then along the river. Onondaga Lake Park is in the town next to us, so we ran onto the trail there. It was nice to see so many other people running and biking at that early hour, usually at that time of day we only see each other. My legs were feeling it during this run, but in a good way, although my knee started bugging me a bit around mile 10, and that was weird. Then we came to a bridge that was under construction.....and I don't like bridges. I make Mike drive on the inside lane when we go over them, I get a weird tingly feeling in my feet and I want to be as far away from the edge of the bridge as possible. We had to run over what essentially was layers of plywood on a platform, and all I could think of was falling through it, then landing on the highway below, while a tractor trailer going 70 mph crushes me and screws up my whole marathon plan. At any rate, I felt good the whole run, but I bitched a bit for the last mile, because it was pretty much uphill the whole way.
What I'm especially happy about, is that for these last couple of long runs I haven't used my ipod. It makes a huge difference between running alone, and being able to talk with Jeannine and Norine as we run, but we have our quiet moments. It's those times when I'm in my little Zone, and I realize that I'm not only training my body for the Big Show, but my mind as well. I really feel in tune with myself, which helps to up my confidence level.
After I got home and sat in an ice bath (wearing Mike's Cleveland Browns ski hat - I know, I know) and ate some leftover veggie ziti, we took the kids blueberry picking, which made for some delish blueberry pancakes for breakfast this morning. My hamstring is a bit sore today, but I'm keeping up with the stretching and icing.
Two other fun notes, I joined Abbi's first time marathon group, called Distance Dreamers, for runners who are completing their first marathon, or half marathon in 2010. Abbi has a great blog, so if you're interested, go check it out!
And check out Julie's blog (I just love her), for her newest giveaway, which is a foam roller, sports beans, Nuun, gels and Glide. You can find it here!