It was cooolllldddd this am. 45 ish degrees. I had mentally prepared to the best of my ability to move into the double digits today. Despite the scheduled 9 miles, I wanted 10 and I wanted it in 2 hours. Banana/honey for breakfast and a gatorade/gummy gu and I'm off. The initial pace was crazy slow, dang near 12 mpm but I knew it was going to be a long morning so I wanted to keep the pace right at 11mpm. The only initial obstacle was this huge frikin hill there next to the school It was physically painful but I nailed it and kept on my way. From that point forward I felt amazing...until I made the realization that yeah, I'm going to get 10 miles in today and I'm going to feel great but a marathon is 26.2 miles. Thats 16 more miles than ran today. Sixteen. That means I would have to do the same course I did today, TWO TIMES, and then run 6.2 miles on top of that. That has me thoroughly depressed today. Plus I'm tired. I need to go to bed now.
Weather: Cold. Clear
Distance 10.06 miles
Pre Game food: banana, honey, 1/3 power bar, gummy gu, gatorade
Time: 1 hour 50ish minutes.