I am currently training for my first full marathon (my second attempt.. last year I got to the 14 mile run and the next week popped a rib out of place while running and .. well. .. refused to go to the chiropractor until it was too late and I was stuck in bed for 6 weeks!)... ANYWAY... I have been slowly working my way back up... just ran a half marathon the end of June and decided to continue with the training to run a full marathon in Sept.
Tonight was my 14 mile run. While I am excited I finished and feel like I have "come full circle".. from where I was last year....
I am exhausted! ... I sat in a cold bath afterward and am currently drinking a protein-fruit shake... but oh my goodness..!
I walked and jogged the whole thing.... it took me on average about 12 mins a mile.. but i am doing the walk-run program and trying hard not to focus on time... and just wanted to try and enjoy being out and being healthy.
I am just wondering if its going to always feel like this after each long run. Feet are tired and kinda throbing, legs are shot.... is this what it is spose to feel like? while I get use to it eventually?