Woke up feeling like I was run over by a dump truck. Could hardly breath. Hubby tried to make me stay home. I told him I've been planning this 20 miler with Karen for weeks. I HAVE to run it. I carb-loaded properly last night, ate my last bowl of noodles while watching BYU beat NM...YAHOO!!!! So AWESOME to watch Jimmer broke his own record of 52 pts!!! :)
I was ready to go at 6:30am. Waited till 7:30 to pick up Karen. I felt chills so took a Tylenol and brought a blanket with me in case I couldn't finish the run then I could just stay in the car with the blankie! :)
Got to JRP at Winchester to meet Kathie, Matt, LuzyLew and Teena! We took off at a much faster pace than my lungs could handle, wheezing away while Luz and Kathie did all the talking. At mile 3, before turning around, my SSF let me use her inhaler. I think it helped. So glad the weather was nice! Got back to the car, took another puff of the inhaler, gu'd and drank an entire 8 oz. water.
From mile 7 on Karen ran w/ Matt looking so strong with Teena and Kathie leading the way. Before mile 8, Karen turned back to run w/ us. We used the rest room at the park. When we got to around mile 11+ we kept looking for the others thinking they should have turned around already since they were planning on 18. At mile 12.25ish Teena came running from behind, I guess they had taken a detour. Bid her goodbye while we went for another 0.75 before turning around.
We stopped at the turnaround (mile 13) to gu. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to finish and asked if anyone had any drugs. Thankfully Luz had one Aleeve. She graciously let me take it, saying I needed it worse than her. THANKS Luz! :) (So I was the drug-dealer on this part of the trail in West Valley, ha!) Karen also let me drink her water b/c the gatorade just *burns* my throat.
All the hydration (from feeling sick) made me need to pee bad. I ran as fast as I could the next mile where there was a park. Alas, the bathroom was locked, so onto the next park as fast as I could before the bladder explode. Whadaya know, that bathroom was locked too. It wasn't until we got to the park at mile 17 that the bathroom was open. Thankfully the Salt Lake Running Company also had two coolers of fluid there. I filled up one of my two flasks w/ gatorade.
The knee and pelvis hurt the same whether I ran fast or slow. So I took off hoping to finish strong w/ some MPs, thinking I would just run back at end of every mile to meet Luz and Karen. I was getting into a good rhythm so I never did turn around. I took off my fuel belt at the car and was going to go back for Luz and Karen; when I saw Teena driving up. I felt bad that I didn't stay w/ them; but took comfort that they had each other to run with, sorta. We stretched while drinking chocolate milk and slimfast to aid in recovery. My only regret is that I didn't get to talk to Kathie at all. I wanted to hear all about her Lake to Lake Relay. And I never got any SSF time! Stink!!!
Well, what I learned from this run is that I could never been able to finish without the company of Luz and Karen and the help of drugs! :) THANK YOU Luz and Karen! You have no idea how much you helped me! Just love you to pieces! :) :) :)
20 miles in 3:04:54. AP: 9:14. Splits: 9:28, 9:10, 9:03, 8:51, 9:00, 9:01, 9:23, 9:27, 9:29, 9:46, 9:47, 10:03, 9:54, 9:39, 9:05, 8:38, 8:50, 8:47, 8:43, 8:37. Stopped at mile 6 & 13 to gu; mile 8 and 17 to void! Drank a total of 21 oz gatorade, 16 oz. water on the run, a can of slimfast at finish. Now icing the knee! Going to veg in front of the TV watching BYU play SDS tonight! :)