Saturday, September 10, 2011

21=Fun, what?

Today I ran a 21 miler and I had fun doing it :) I am running St. George with my sister in her first marathon and so I decided that I needed to get at least one 21 miler. I have always basically raced my long runs, run faster and I am done faster. Isn't that the way to do it? I am learning that the body needs a break sometimes from running fast and thatI will be able to get faster if I slow down. Makes total sense, right
So my goal for this morning was to take it easy and have fun. I love running with groups and chatting, so much more fun than solo. So I set out on my adventure hoping to finish feeling good, fuel better than I normally do, and have fun. I am happy to say that I accomplished all three goals. It was a beautiful morning for a long run and the sunrise was gorgeous as well as my fav part which was crossing the St. Johns Bridge.
My legs did start to get a little tired around mile 17 but other than that I felt good . I fueled better than I normally do but I know that I can still do better in this department.
If you have any suggestions or things that work for you I would love to hear them.

Today I love running more than I have in a while. Maybe the burnout is over :) Slowing down a little to enjoy running is just what I needed :)


  1. This is so great to hear! :) So glad you had just what you needed and you are feeling the love for running Stephanie!

  2. I am running St George too! :) I recently switched to fueling with Dates on my long runs and they have made SUCH a difference. In love with them.

  3. Hey!!! I have missed talking with you this weekend! great job on the 21. I look forwardto the full recap this week. Run tomorrow? 9:05am?;) call me! love ya girlie!!

  4. I could not agree more with everything you said. I am so guilty of running all out all the time and have just recently learned to slow it down. It is amazing how much more I have started to enjoy running.

    What time are you going for at SGM? Will you be pacing your sister or racing? I am planning to run with the 3:20 pace group and would love your company if our goal times are close at all. I hope I get to see you either way. :)

  5. I love when a long run goes well! I got in to St. George but can't do it because of my sfx- but I will be there cheering y'all on!!

  6. Ahh! Finally making it over here!! I mentally responded to your comment and then forgot to ACTUALLY respond:) Hope St. George was a blast! Thankyou so much for the well wishes:)