Re: last long run

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r-at-work
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Saturday was my older son’s 17th birthday and since he was going to BE 17 I made reservations for him to fly on a B-17… he had fun but it pushed my long run to late afternoon…

what a difference, started out okay but I think I spent the second half of the run worrying about getting done before the sun went down, the temps dropped and by mile 19 I was cramping & my head was pounding… lucky for me I had my cell phone, called hubby who came & got me…the run was supposed to be 20-22 and I did finish 20, it was ugly…

what’s weird is that last month I did a 20 mile race and had the best time so I know it’s not the distance…my kid says to me “you need to analyze this and fix the problem”… I said “well, I’m a woman and it’s just one of those things” , I know, too much information… but with the marathon 19 days away I’m happier to have a wretched end to my long run than my marathon…

and as my coaches have been telling me, all I can do now is NOT make any mistakes or hurt myself… tapering and not a moment too soon…

-Rita