Saturday, April 16, 2011

13 Mile Trial Run

This morning, I had a 13 mile trial run. I wanted to make sure I was confident in running my 1/2 marathon in 2 weeks. I woke up at 5am, ate some whole grain Cheerios and drank 1 cup of coffee. I was so tired. I couldn't get to sleep last night. The run went great. My knee did start to hurt about 11 miles into the run. I have this trail that is a 6 mile out and back trail. I ran it twice, then back tracked 1/2 mile (to equal a total of 13 miles). I took some of these at about 5 miles.
I finished a total of 13 miles in 2:19. That is great for me! I want to finish the race in under 2:30 hours (first goal). I did have to walk down the hills (because of the knee). But, I will continue to condition it and will be able to hit under the 2 hour mark for the race. I will push myself, so I will be able to hit my goal (which I will mention my goals before race day to you guys).

When I got home, the first thing I did (after I woke up hubs) was ice my knees while I wore my comfy compression socks and ate a bagel (with cream cheese) and drank my final cup of coffee.

I feel good afterwards!

About noon, I snacked on a banana.

Lunch time came and went to fast. I had a full PB&J sandwich (on whole wheat bread) with some baked chips, while I watched The Food Network channel (and prepped my chocolate babka bread for our Polish night).

It's almost snack #2 time (another banana) and the bread is almost out of the oven. I'm making some other stuff, which I will tell you guys about tomorrow, for our Polish dinner. I hope every one's Saturday is going well!! I want to wish everyone racing Boston Monday good luck!!

What do you eat after a long run (to heal your body)?


  1. Congrats on the 13 mile trial run! You're in great shape for the half.

  2. Great job on the half marathon run! I usually liquify - water, gatorade and Cytomax if I can get it (love that stuff). Then it's banana &/ or oranges and a sandwich of bagel ... but I've only run 2 half marathons :-)

  3. I hear you are making chocolate babka! yum!!

  4. Nice job on the 13-miler! I used those same orange chomps for my long run this week!!

  5. Great work! I don't know why, but I like a good burger after a long run.

  6. great job on your run, it sounds like you're more than ready for your half!

  7. look forward to following :-)

    Gotta run.