Friday, August 10, 2012

Pushed Hard for 8 Miles Before Giving It Up and Then Some

As they say, "No pain, no gain."

There was once a time I could go practically all out for an entire half marathon.

But, that was then, and this is now.  After being sidetracked by work, work and more work, I am not sure what fitness level I am currently at.

I used today's long run of 13.1 miles to gauge myself.

I pushed very hard for 8 miles, but the last few miles was miserable and hard.

I also had the following issues along the way:
  1. Mile 6 - 1 of my knees didn't like me
  2. At Miles 9, 11 and after I stopped - My stomach was upset with me.

Well, now, I know what fitness level I am at.

13.1 miles @ 2:38:21

Guestimate calories burned:  1,041



  1. I'm still trying for the elusive half mile non stop.

  2. @Glenn Jones - I am sure you will get there. Just go a bit farther each time, and you will get there.