I made it to 9 miles. I was a little worried about my heel, but it didn’t give me trouble until about mile 8. Before my run, I walked about 0.5 mile and stretched. I also stretched through the run so I guess all that helped. Although hours later now, my heel is giving me some trouble, so it’s time for the frozen water bottle trick.
Speaking of water bottles, I left my water bottle at the 1 mile mark, so there weren’t many water breaks during this run. I actually ran about 7 miles without water, which I think is pretty amazing. Granted not the smartest move, because I usually get pretty thirsty throughout the course, however, I was surprised at how far I could go with a water break.
Ave Pace 11:18
Max Pace 8:51
Just to do something different, I decided to run the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K this year instead of the half. Out of curiosity, I looked up my stats from the Minnie Marathon 15K to compare my past time today’s run.
Minnie Marathon Chip Time 1:28:12
Yep, I got my work cut-out for me this year.