My First 50-Mile Race! – Part 5 (My Pacing)

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Picking up from last timeĀ  –

I’d paced pretty well the whole time – always leaving myself a buffer for when I slowed down.

I started to feel some blisters sometime I think close-ish to mile 40. But I just let them go. I didn’t want to stop. And they didn’t feel so bad.

But as time when on, my feet hurt more. (The closer I got to the end, the less I wanted to stop to investigate and “waste” time!)

In my third to last lap, I was taking teeny tiny steps, and I went way slower than I thought I would. With the 15 hour mark potentially coming up too quickly, I jogged the last 4 miles.

There were these two guys – Rocky and Ray – I’d seen at dinner, breakfast, and even chatted up a few times on the course. I’d told them I wanted to finish in under 15 and they saw me in my last lap, doing it up! That was nice that I got to share that with someone.

I jogged on in, listening to songs I loved to keep me going. In the last mile, I rocked out to the theme song from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (as that’s new on my playlist and so inspiring!).

I was soooo happy when I came in and saw the clock just under 14:50!

But when I finished, it felt weird… And this is where I’ll pick up next time.

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