10/16/2010

Booohaaaa 22 miler!

Michael Jackson and I shared a moment for the last 3 1/2 hours or 22 miles / 35K. I blame it on the boogie, or the sunshine, or the moonlight, or the good times. Most important thing: The Knee 1 & 2 made it through the 22 miles without giving me too much of a hard time. The Knee (1) feels a bit stiff and sore, but at the moment not too bad. I'm icing it as we speak. Let's see how it feels tomorrow. Fingers crossed!!!
I tried to really slow down on this run, because I recently noticed that I was running too fast on my long runs. Based on my goal marathon pace I should (apparently) stick to 9.30 minute miles or 6 minutes per km for the long slow runs. Yeah, I should have figured that out earlier, but, hey, I'm new to this, I'm still learning. ;)
My legs do feel 'I just ran 22 miles' sore, but I'm actually not tired at all. And I was singing along with Michael Jackson for the entire run. Got some weird looks from strangers, though. That might have got something to do with the fact that I'm not a very good singer (as in 'even my dog would beat me in Idols'). Could have kept going for another 4 miles / 7K. So, I guess that's a good thing.
I hope you will all enjoy your weekend races or long runs! :)
Oh, don't forget to enter my "Pre New York Marathon" Giveaway:

8 comments:

Forward Foot Strides said...

I was listening "baby got back" during yesterdays run and kept laughing throughout it, probably got some strange looks as well.

Zaneta said...

haha... i busted out a couple lines here or there and got some weird looks yesterday too! lol... hey... running is fun! ;)

Quinton J said...

Bahahaha...one of my fav..MJ's songs. Don't you worry about those haters...you keep singin' and runnin'...

rinusrunning said...

Mooie duurloop en je bent er bijna klaar voor.
Groet Rinus.

T said...

I can't decide if I'm impressed that you ran 22 miles on bum knees, or if I think you're crazy. Or maybe both :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ T: Hahaha! Well...they didn't feel that bad afterwards, so maybe it was just what they needed. ;)

Abby said...

Just got to your blog via Amanda at Run to the Finish. I LOVE long run sing-a-longs (whether they're solo or with running buddies). Glad to hear MJ got you through :)

Good luck in the final weeks of NY prep! I'm doing Philly just a few weeks later.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Abby: Thanks! I'm so excited!!! Have fun in Philly!