other problems included:
- carrying 1/2 full 16.9 water bottle (I never carry water with me)
- bringing a gel that was basically unopenable during run (had to rely on gummi bears for fuel)
- wearing a short sleeve tech shirt instead of a tank top (part of my route was in direct sunlight for multiple miles and I got hot)
mentally it was a tough run. I wasn't really excited to run 12 miles and had been dreading it all weekend. I finally made myself get outside while Mason napped. I wanted to run in under 2 hours and was giving myself plenty of cushion to take longer than needed.
mile 1 8:20
mile 2 8:20
mile 3 8:24
mile 4 8:34
mile 5 8:33
mile 6 8:19
mile 7 8:40
mile 8 8:50
mile 9 8:31
mile 10 8:49
mile 11 9:25 (walked for 2 minutes at 1:28:00)
mile 12 8:55
12.25 miles in 1 hour 46 minutes
one of the highlights of the run was a new route I had created. the first and last 2.75 miles were the same as my usual 10 mile route, but the core of the run was in a "new to me" area of South Charlotte. having a change of scenery helped break up the monotony of such a long run.
with a month until the half marathon, I'm not really sure how much higher in mileage I'll run. thoughts of running a 15 miler danced around my head but that may have been the result of dehydration induced delusions.