The mileage is in the upper teens – aka the time that I start questioning my sanity and swear I will never run another marathon. Each time the alarm goes off all I can think is “if I were doing the half, I could sleep for another hour.”
My most recent 19 mile run took a little over 5 hours…a long time to spend with yourself! I had a variety of podcasts lined up so I headed out into this georgous sunrise.
I saw this little guy.
And these berries are everywhere.
Along with the first signs of fall.
Two podcasts in, I started getting grumpy. I was sick of them, so I switched over to an audio book. What better for a long run than Scott Jurek’s Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.
I added a few trails to mix it up.
At this point my fingers were starting to swell.
And by mile 16, I wanted to quit.
But then I saw the an entire deer family.
And by the time I finished, I was glad I did it!
Plus…you know…chocolate milk!
One more long run and then its taper time!
How do you get through your long run?