Today was my first long run of marathon training!
Of course i laid low friday night, made sure to eat a carbohydrate rich dinner and was relaxing in bed by 10:30 to make sure my run would go as smoothly as possible.
J/K. none of that happened. In true gingerfoxxx style, i went out drinking on an empty stomach with my best friend Ray-ray and then had midnight drunk tacos. At least i was still thinking somewhat clearly, because i remember actively choosing not to put hot sauce on the tacos, ya know, because i had marathon training in the morning.
Bad decisions aside, it went pretty well. My saving grace was that it was only a 6 mile run, it remains unseasonably warm, and because its a big group, it is broken down into smaller pacing groups, so i was able to run slower than i normally would. I chose the 11 min mile group, which worked out well for my hungover state, because i felt super comfortable at that pace. Almost too comfortable. I think i will try out the 10:30 group, and maybe end up in the 10:00 group. If i can do my long runs with the 10 min mile group, i am hoping i might be able to run my marathon in about 4 hours. we. shall. see. All of this is dependent on my ability to stop getting drunk and eating tacos before long runs.
This post is short and pictureless because i am at my moms, and her computer is so old it barely functions. I am hanging out here for the day avoiding my apartment which is filled with boys drinking beer and eating hot dogs and playing video games. I will hopefully have an awesome post tomorrow about this amazing Chicago runner/blogger meet up that Kelsey is arranging. Good times!