Well, I did it!it was a huge milestone for me, to get 30 km under my belt! The Skaha Lake Loop happened for me today as i had set out a while back. So happy to get a significant goal I set out for this year done.
It started out rocky. My nephew was GOING to come with me, on bike, but copped out (boy 15 year olds I thought LIKED getting up at 6 am!) , and arriving at the start of my run, I quickly found out that the bathrooms were not available. And I needed them. Badly. I tried a couple of times at home, but I guess my body didnt want to get ready like my brain did. What happened after this shall remain between me and the trail. Lets just say, I will NEVER eat corn on the cob the day before a long run again. Cramps and much wind also accompanied me throughout the run!
Well, the run went fine, my hip felt good (I massaged at home before). I added a km in Penticton (the half way point) to make it a fair 30 km. The second half was hilly, Especially the last 20 minutes, on which my legs were trying to tell me to give up and sit. But I would not hear of it! I guess that was the "wall".
It was Ultraman weekend, so some roads were preparing for that, which made me feel like a triathlete, which was great. It only dawned on me the last half that i probably looked like one of the training triathletes because there were so many out and about. I actually passed a couple of them! That felt really good.
I fueled at the 1 hour mark with my GU espresso and throughout with Gatoraid from home.With all the stomach issues I was a bit worried it would be a inner fight, but things were mostly peaceful.
I felt fantastic after I finished and entered the lake to recover (my form of icebath).
So one HUGE milestone in my running life is accomplished, with much more to go. It feels great to see what i could accomplish! Im still on my high!