Today I set a new PDR with my 14 mile training run at George Bush Park!
I woke up at 4:45 so I could be on time for this run at 5:30 am. I met with my group and we headed out on the trail. For the last two nights I haven't been able to sleep very well, and since this trail has no lights within one mile I was ready to fall asleep on the trail. I didn't though and I kept pushing on. While I was in Honduras I didn't run at all since I forgot my running capris and my sports bra (Grr!) so going from no running to running the longest distance ever. :/
The sun started coming up at at around mile 7 so I took a pic and turned around. Throughout the run I had a package of Clif Shot Blocks and some pretzels to get me through this training run. At mile 13.2 I got so excited because I realized that this was the longest distance I have ever ran (previously 13.1 miles at my half marathon), when I first started the run I knew that it would be the longest, but once I hit 13 everything after that was a PDR. Next is 16 miles (next weekend), then 18 (December).
I will say that marathon training has been more difficult than I
anticipated, but I am still going at it. Every run I am getting closer
and closer to my goal, one step at a time.