Sunday, September 21, 2008

20 (22) miler report


i got lost! talk about a mental challenge (as was my intention in taking on two 20 milers for this marathon training). around mile 13 i missed a crucial turn and ended up at the north end of the park on glenwood avenue. i was able to cut through the middle of the park after a map consultation with a park ranger, but i still ended up running about 22 miles yesterday.

i'm glad it happened, though. i needed something like this to try and mentally "break" me. i am happy to report that it didn't. the air was cool, and i felt loose and strong the whole way despite getting lost and the challenging hills. i am pretty tired though. tomorrow's five miler might just be pushed until tuesday. :)

one down. one more to go.

10 comments:

  1. wow. you go girl. those hills look hard... and you had to do 22 miles?! yikes!

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  2. way to go, julia! and you ran a hilly 22 miles! you are my hero.

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  3. OMG...I'm glad to hear you got thru it! Shoot a marathon will be a piece of cake for you! you are my hero too!

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  4. way to go julia! hills and all... that is seriously awesome. you are going to rock this marathon!

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  5. I knew Umstead was hilly but it looks like a beast on the elevation map! You are one STRONG woman!

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  6. Julia - this is completely random, but I've been trying to remember your mantra about when it gets hard, that when you change.... what was that exactly??

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  7. i love that mantra. jillian from the biggest loser.

    she says "when it gets hard, that is when your body changes."

    my post is here: http://jonajulia.blogspot.com/2008/01/absolutely-my-new-mantra_18.html

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  8. Way to go, Julia! I'm impressed!

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  9. thanks for the encouragement!!! it means the world!!

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