I’m one of those people that likes to be over prepared, so with my first half marathon two weeks away I decided I wanted to go ahead and run a half marathon yesterday. Before this run my longest distance was 11 miles, but I felt great throughout the whole run and decided to just go for it.
I met my dad and a group of other runners at 8:00 on Sunday morning (this is HUGE for me) at the lake where I usually do my long runs. This lake is 6.98 miles all the way around… it has been measured over and over again because they do races there every once in a while. We did one lap with the group and then decided to do another. When we came to the end of the second lap (13.96 miles), my watch said 13.6. I knew I had already done the 14, but I had to get that even number on my watch, so I added an extra .4 before stopping (runners are weird about that stuff).
You can see on my map where the first and second laps don’t really match up even though it was the exact same path… especially in areas where there are heavier woods. I know this is normal with GPS watches, but it is still frustrating.
We took it nice and slow because I wanted to make sure I made it the full 14 miles. Here are the splits:
After my run we had to take Buster back home to Thomas’s parents’ house. We’ve had him all week (we do this every once in a while) because we miss him and Dixie loves having a friend. Dixie is going to miss her bff! He was just ready to get back on his golf cart.
Here is my weekly recap:
4/27 – 5/3
- Monday: 5 Miles @ 8:37/mi
- Tuesday: 3 x 1 mile repeats (7:09, 7:13, 7:18), 4 sets of 25 lunges (never again), .5 mile cool down
- Wednesday: Rest (ouch, lunges)
- Thursday: 30 min elliptical, 1 mile run @ 9:00 (still barely walking from lunges)
- Friday: 4 mi @ 8:12/mi
- Saturday: Rest
- Sunday: 14 mi @ 9:14/mi
Total Miles: 27.5 miles
How was your weekend?
Does your GPS watch ever mess up?
Are you obsessed with getting even mileage on your watch?