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12 slow miles

Twelve-mile road run today with Neveia -- the farthest I've run since CIM, and it was not easy. I'm not quite sure what was going on, but for some reason, I was exhausted -- legs felt heavy, breathing was labored and I had no energy whatsoever.

I suspect a number of factors: I haven't gotten much sleep at all this week -- it's been a struggle to make it to bed before 11 p.m. And last night all I had for dinner was lemon escarole soup. Granted, it was awesome (and if you want to try your hand at it, the recipe can be found on Shaya's blog), but it wasn't really carbo-packed. Also, I think I'm still recovering from running intervals Thursday night.

Anyway, we slogged it out at a pretty pathetic pace. (Let's just say I ran the SF 13.1 with huge hills and a knee injury faster than I ran this morning's 12 miles.) I'm glad Neveia was there to keep me going. The good side of running at a slower pace: More time for us to chat and catch up!

Afterward, we rewarded our persistence with a fantastic lunch at Cafe Gratitude, where I inhaled this enchilada.

I'm nervous as hell for Kaiser. I don't feel ready at all!


Derrck said...

M - you are gonna be just fine. We all have our bad days and I know that as long as you are healthy at the start line on race day, you're going to do great!

Michaela said...

Thanks -- I hope you're right! Saturday was definitely a disappointment!