It was 1:00 in the morning and I got out of bed to go to the bathroom.
I could barely walk.
There was that soreness I didn’t notice yesterday! It felt like the day after my marathon.
Yesterday I felt pretty good. I was a little sore, but nothing major. I even did my five mile run and at a pretty good pace of 8:38. I finished strong and felt good afterwards. I was a little weak on the hills, but I chalked that up to my mountain run on Sunday.
Then last night and this morning… I can’t walk. I hurt from my hips down to my feet. Talk about delayed onset. Wow.
It is a good hurt. It is a hurt that I know means my legs and quads got pushed and will be stronger in the end.
TJ just told me he wants to run with me during the half marathon. So basically he will be pacing me. That should be interesting. He paced me on a 5K once and it really helped.
I’ll be honest. I want to destroy my PR in my half marathon. Another reason it will be good to have TJ with me. He will keep me at a reasonable pace, especially in the beginning. From what I understand the first half or so is mostly up hill and the last quarter is mostly down hill. Not sure about the rest.
With each mountain run I am getting stronger, more confident, faster, less fragile. I am so thankful I found this mountain and can run it each week. It has actually given me hope that one day I will qualify for Boston….