Today was my last long run before the half marathon, and I ran 13 miles in 2 1/2 hours (11:32 per mile)!!! I ran from my house in Akron (Goodyear Heights) to my parent’s house in Manchester. I was on sidewalks, trails, and the shoulder of the road. There was no way around it…I had to run part of it down busy Manchester Road.
Technically I didn’t run all the way to their house. I stopped part way up their road because I still want to be able to say my first 13.1 was on race day. SO, I stopped at 13.0!! 😀 I almost cried when I was done because I was so proud. My husband was standing in my parent’s driveway waiting for me. It was awesome! Now I just hope that I can run that extra .1 and still come in under 2 1/2 hours. I know it will be amazing just to finish, but I’d really like to push myself for that goal!