I “ran” 17 miles today. I feel like I’m using that term rather loosely. It took me 3:09:41 to finish, which is an average pace of 11:10 (if you remove my 6ish minute potty break/bottle refill, it works out to 10:50 average). It was so humid today that the first 12 miles felt like I was moving through water. I ran (with a bit of walking each mile after mile 8) the first 12. Then I stopped at the high school, where my dad was coaching his soccer team. I used the bathroom, replace my gatorade bottle on my belt, refilled my water bottle, and drank about 8 ounces of gatorade from another bottle I had in his car. The next two miles were great, as I was rehydrated and it was sprinkling lightly and nicely windy. By mile 15, though, the rain had stopped and it had gotten a bit sunnier and was still humid. Those last two miles were pretty hellish, but I did manage a 9:30 pace for the last .10 mile, so I must have had a little left in me.
I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around nine more miles LOL.
I ended up eating 3 gu’s and drank about 24 ounces of gatorade, 12 ounces of water, and a 2 ounce gluco shot. I could have probably drunk a bit more gatorade if I’d had it. I weighed myself after I got home and I’d lost about 3 pounds. Something tells me I’m going to be really sore tomorrow, which should make traveling home fun.