Monday, May 14, 2007

IT'S A LONG LONELY ROAD....

But I'm a happy little camper today!!! I managed yesterday morning, in the perfect rainy runing conditions, to survive 20kms! :) And I'm only 60% dead today!! Our road runners club had a 28kms Club Champ run. There was no way in hell I was going to do the whole thing, but with the 1/2 marathon only 3 weeks away, I was hoping to get a longer run in. But with inconsistent prep lately... too many trips away... I was happy to get to 15kms and then see how I felt. Well I felt super duper!!! Had a GU gel, and that got my energy levels up for oh... say, another one km. By 16kms I was dead. My feet were hurting, I was dripping wet in the rain... only four kms to go selina, only 4 kms to go... then I look up to see a mother of a hill. Oh crap, just do it without dying Selina, remember to breathe, survive this hill please. I have never been so happy in my life to see the 19km marker on the road. This lifted me, and suddenly I had all the energy in the world... or maybe the GU gel had a delayed response! ;) Got to the 20kms and was ecstatic :) Stopped the clock at 1hr 54mins 10secs.
My half marathon debut is 3 weeks... EEK! It's a year later than expected as last year when I was over-enthusiastically training I got quite injured... ITB friction syndrom (3 months out) and stress injuries in feet. Needless to say I've been very careful with over-training this year... I've planned to make the distance in one injury-free piece, not place too much pressure on me to do a good time...

But after yesterday, should I dare to set the goal of a sub 2hr debut 1/2 marathon?!?! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Super women!
You did a great job from my Point of view. You must have been wokring hard in the past few weeks, well done Selina.
Kelly

linda said...

Fantastic selina- all the best for the run. Next goal will be the marathon!!

Jaime-lee said...

woo hooo 3weeks SELINA! its a lonely road Selina cause there all waiting for you at the TOP! once your there ITS THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD!

Jaime x

Kaddy said...

u go gf!

Kek said...

Nice work - knew you could do it.

Was that one of the freebie GU gels from the expo?

Kristy said...

20km's wow, that's amazing... 4km's is the most i've ever run, but i have a goal of running 12km's later on in the year.

Selina said...

Kelly - Quite the opposite!! Been on too many trips away, hence my excitable post on just making it :P

Linda - two words... HELL NO!

JL - awww I like that one, thanks babe!

Kaddy - and hows your running going missy?!?!

kek - oh yes, most certainly was. Now I'm doing longer stuff, my freebie piles are shrinking quite quickly... :(

Kristy - thanks for stopping by!! You'll get there ;)