I ran 15 miles today. Yep, you read that correctly: 15 miles. I have no idea how it happened, but it did. And it was awesome.
Clearly, we take marathon training very seriously.
Theodora had 20 miles on her training schedule today, so she left her apartment bright and early to start her long run. (I ate breakfast and hung out with Bailey.)
The FITNESS Magazine 4-miler started at 10:00 AM, so I ran 3 miles on my own before, and then met Theodora at the start of the race.
I love running in Central Park, so I really enjoyed the race, but for some reason, it seemed like the longest 4 miles ever– maybe because I ran before and the bulk of my long run was after? Even still, I had a great time. We had perfect fall running weather today!
It definitely wasn’t my fastest race—I think Theodora and I finished close to 39:00—but racing wasn’t my top priority today. It was all about time on my feet.
After the race, I drank a Gu Brew for some extra electrolytes. The Lemon Lime flavor was really tasty.
Theodora and I hang around after the race for a little bit, and then headed to the West Side Highway Path to finish the rest of our run along the water.
Hi, Nate Berkus Show!
It was so pretty! I loved running along the water! We ran about 8 miles, which included few stops for water, photos, and meeting a puppy pug named Iggy. He was wearing the same cameo harness as Murphy, and we fell in love instantly.
3 miles + 4 miles + 8 miles = 15 miles!!! Booyah!
After our run, we loaded up on supplies: bagels.
Ice and beer. (Marathon training is wicked fun!)
Post run food: Everything Bagel with cream cheese.
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.
Once I had some food in my stomach and a beer in my hand, it was time for an ice bath.
A necessary evil.
Bearable with beer.
And then it was Theodora’s turn.
I’m glad we’re still friends after it.
I still can’t believe that I ran 15 miles today. It’s my longest training run for NYCM yet! Wahoo! My hip doesn’t feel 100%, but I wasn’t in pain during the run either. Hopefully, things continue to go well until November 6th!