For some reason it never seems like we both have a good run on the same day. Last week my 20 miles was like crap. I got these crazy stomach pains in the last 4 or 5 miles and was feeling dizzy. I'm thinking I could have been dehydrated, didn't eat enough for breakfast, or had low iron (found online that low iron causes those things too). Today, I made sure to eat enough. We still didn't have enough water, but I felt pretty good. Of course you get tired, but I felt pretty strong throughout and didn't mentally lose it! Haha. Tony didn't have that good of a run today. Of course he's tougher than me and didn't really say anything until the last 3 miles, but he wasn't having a good time and was feeling a little dehydrated himself.
The marathon is 3 weeks from tomorrow, so our next two weeks we start to shorten our long runs, but still do the interval/pace run during the week. Next weekend is only 12 miles on Saturday. It's a good thing because I'm going to Houston for one of my best friends, Alyssa's bachelorette party, and I'm going to have to do the run by myself. I'm excited to run in The Woodlands though. I love the trails there and they are mostly shaded. No driving to find a nice running path, just right out the door and off you go.
If you're a numbers person, like we are (We've started keeping a running journal of our miles, times, etc.) here's where we stand for the week, month, and year. PS- this is the most I've run in a long time, if not ever. I don't remember if I ran this much when I did cross country and track in my younger days.
This week - 36 miles (two 6 miles, one 4 mile, and a 20 mile)
Month of March-133 miles for Beth and 138 miles for Tony
2010-362 miles for Beth and 388 miles for Tony