I ran 60minutes today. It is raining, I had a belly full of chocolate and I REALLY did not want to do it.
I don't know about this Half Marathon stuff. I think it was the dumbest idea I have come up with to date. I know....not very motivating but seriously. I have to run for over 2hrs? How boring. I must admit that for the first 50 minutes I was sort of grumbling to myself in boredom. I need to go slow and so I had too much left over energy to grumble and complain. At this pace my lungs don't feel like they are working at all but I know I need to stay slow and steady for my leg muscles to make it.
I can see HUGE benefits running with a partner for long runs. Misery loves company???
Perhaps this is how I felt when first training for a 5km? Maybe I will be able to push the pace in the future and feel like I worked out? I DID push the pace for the last 10minutes..mainly because I knew I was headed home!! :) Only then did I feel I had a great work out.
I'm glad I did it. This marathon stuff certainly is mostly mental and I'm sure I will be grateful for the challenge and accomplishment. Right now however I'm going to nap. Glycogen depletion maybe???
I'm done complaining because I really am glad I went....and managed to run for an ENTIRE HOUR!