Well, I made it!
I finished 26.2 miles in 5 hours and 9 minutes on May 31st! The sense of accomplishment is indescribable, not only for running that crazy distance but for helping out such a wonderful cause!
Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement! I could not have done it without it.
* Thanks to Shannon for sticking with me the full 26.2 and having an awesome girls' weekend in San Diego!
* And..thanks to Nicole for getting me through all the Saturday training runs!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Posted by Sarah Smith at 7:51 PM
Friday, May 8, 2009
Posted by Sarah Smith at 9:15 AM
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I ran 20 miles yesterday! Woohoo! Shannon came in town (yes, she drove 6 hours to run 20 miles). The first 16 were pretty decent. Somewhere around mile 16, I thought finishing could be impossible. I think my body was pretty confused and went into shock mode. All of a sudden...we were at the end. I feel like I am capable of running 26.2 miles now, but I think those last 6 miles will be really tough. Only a month left of training...it has flown by. :) I am getting excited (and nervous).
Posted by Sarah Smith at 3:41 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I ran in the OKC half marathon this morning-finished in 2:25ish, my Garmin clocked me at 2:23 and the results say 2:26. Urgh! Since it was a training run, my goal was 2:25. That would put me at a 5 to 5:15 marathon...or at least close. :) My marathon goal is under 5:30, but Shannon thinks I can do 5:15, we'll see. I feel good...I shouldn't feel too bad since I have been running over 13 miles for the past few weekends. The early morning, hills, and wind wore me out a bit. Overall, I am pretty pleased.
20 miles next Saturday though. Yikes! That will be the true test considering it is the longest distance I will run before the actual marathon. Should be exciting!
Posted by Sarah Smith at 2:45 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Gees! I am a slacker! 2 Saturday runs have come and gone and I am finally blogging. I have run a 16 miler and a 17 miler since I last updated. The 16 miler went great; it was actually pretty easy. :) The 17 miler, on the other hand, was a little rough. I woke up with a bad case of allergies and it seriously took me about 5 miles to finally get into the swing of things. I am thrilled that I have had 3 pretty long runs in a row.
This weekend, I am going to OKC for the 1/2 marathon as a practice race. I am already a little anxious and nervous. I can't imagine what I will feel like before the full marathon. I should have a couple of pics to post after the race.
Posted by Sarah Smith at 4:07 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sorry, I was in Tulsa this weekend and completely forgot to blog on my run. I need to try to write that afternoon because I am always way more excited right after the run. :) I ran in Tulsa with Fleet Feet Saturday morning and completed 15.5 miles! Yea! It is my longest run ever! I felt great; just the last 1.5 were a little rough, but everything was great up until that point. The last 2.5 were at Lafortune Park and I cannot stand running Lafortune...it is totally a mental thing, but it didn't help my last couple of miles. It was fun to run with Shannon, Jaime, Tiffany, and Brandy. It made the long run much easier having my running girls with me.
My daddy got me some new shoes. :) We went to Fleet Feet twice to try to find a pair that were up to my expectations. They stopped making my old (favorite) Asics, so I switched to a pair of Sauconys. They felt great/normal in the store, but I ran 6 miles last night and my knee is pretty sore today. I really hope it isn't due to my new shoes. :(
I registered for the OKC half. It is on April 26. I think it will be a great practice race...I can get some of my race day nerves out early.
I am not sure how many I am running this weekend, somewhere between 13 and 16, I think. I will try to get better on my updating. :)
Posted by Sarah Smith at 4:53 PM
Friday, March 27, 2009
Sorry for skipping a week of writing. It is state test prep week and I am super busy! On spring break, I ran in a St Patty's Day race (7.25miles) on Monday, 3 miles on Thursday...and 8 miles on Saturday. It was my 'easy week'. Well, with my crazy schedule this week, you would think I had another easy week. I ran my 6 on Tuesday and had a rough time finding motivation the rest of the week. It is snowing cats and dogs here right now. Our team run is obviously cancelled. So, now the good news...I was scheduled to run 12 miles tomorrow...but I thought sleeping in was a better idea for me...I ran a half marathon on the treadmill this afternoon so that I could sleep in. Yea me! It felt really good to get it done today. And I ate my Gu packet like normal and drank my recovery drink...I feel great - a little sore, but overall great! I am going to take tomorrow off and try to run 3-4 on Sunday to make up for my lazy week. :)
Posted by Sarah Smith at 5:27 PM