Marathon Training Day 154: Twelve Miles and my Body Hates Me

“I’m given her all she’s got captain!” says Scotty, engineer for the Star Trek Entrerprise. I heard Scotty shouting those words in my mind as I attempted a 12 mile run today. 12.21 miles to be exact. I wondered if my body was going to fall apart around the 10 mile mark.

At 10 miles my stomach did some type of cartwheel and I thought I was going go throw-up. But I did not.

Scotty says, “Captain, all we’ve got left is impulse power!”

At 10.5 miles my stomach did another interesting movement and I thought I was going to throw-up. But I did not.

Scotty says, “Captain, she can’t take anymore. She’ll break apart!”

I finished my 12.21 mile run in 2 hours, 7 minutes. Not the time I hoped for.

Apparently I need to retrofit my warp engines and check my dilithium crystals for any hairline cracks before the April 28th Eugene Half Marathon.

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6 thoughts on “Marathon Training Day 154: Twelve Miles and my Body Hates Me

  1. Hey, don’t worry! Not every run can be a great one. I’m training for a marathon on april 14th and did 12 miles last night too which seemed to hurt more than usual also. Maybe it’s just the odd distance 😉 Good luck w/ your recovery!

    1. Thanks. My legs feel better today, but still a little sore. I stretched yesterday a lot. Now I am really glad I booked a massage for my December 1st marathon though!!

  2. Impressive! I love to exercise, but I’m not a fan of running. Especially on a treadmill. It’s easier to do it in beautiful surroundings if one is lucky enough to have that.

    Good luck with the PhD! And thanks for stopping by my site yesterday. I appreciate it!

    1. I will be by your site again!

      I agree, running is much easier to do if the surroundings are beautiful. That is one of the things I loved about the time I spend in Colorado. It was beautiful nearly everywhere I ran.

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