Miles 1-3: Fun, easy, light hearted, listening to happy music
Mile 4: Ran up a super long and steep hill=utter exhaustion
Mile 5: Nice down hill slope=feeling recovered
Mile 6: Another steep and windy hill=hamstring starts to throb
Mile 7: Feeling thirsty, yucky dry mouth
Mile 8: Another hill=all my muscles are starting to ache (including said hamstring)
Mile 9: Feeling the worst side ache I've ever felt (including all mentioned in mile 6-8)
Mile 10: Noticing that running is almost entirely mental at this point.
Now that I'm home: Knee is aching. Hamstring is throbbing. Face is sweaty. Stomach is nauseated from the water that I drank too fast. Wondering where those endorphins are.
Why do I do this?
This is the third half marathon that I am training for and it seems that both times I trained before I also had a yucky run like this. I am glad its over and I'm so excited to run 11 miles next week. I will never give up!!!