I finished the 18 miles in 2:53:15 for a pace of 9:38.
mad blisters. Oy. We're talking water blisters, still the sole (thankfully) blood blister, and air blisters. Yeouch. When I finally got to Minnesota later that evening, I requested that Nick carry me everywhere because my feet hurt so bad. He declined. Rude.
Things I learned (or in some cases relearned) from 18:
- Fuel you dumb @$$. Fuel and then fuel some more. Just to be safe, fuel on top of that.
- It is necessary to have more time elapse between a hard tempo run and a long run. 36 hours does not cut it. 2 1/2 days at least.
- For runs over 16 miles, I should probably have more water than my 12 oz. handheld. Must stash water bottles in the future.
- Focus on form with a slower pace. Your knees will hate you otherwise.