Saturday: 18-22 mile run on the books Started super early because I had work meetings most the day and despite REALLY not wanting to run, got myself out the door. I ended up feeling pretty good most the run and ended up with miles that were probably too fast for a normal long run but felt good. Took my 3rd GU at mile 18 and told myself to slow it down the last 4 miles, I was starting to get tired and my glutes were tire...not a good sign for a marathon in three weeks. At mile 20 I got dizzy and started to stumble and stopped and drank a little bit of water. I ended up calling my husband to come pick me up. If I had been with someone else, I would have pushed on but being alone, probably not the smartest choice.
Splits: 8:54, 8:49, 8:28, 8:39, 8:42
8:39, 8:29, 8:10, 8:18, 8:33
8:22, 8;21, 8:31, 8:18, 8:17
8:17, 8:12, 8:07, 8:27, 8:28
2:50:22 / 20 miles / 8:30 avg pace
I would love thoughts on the dizziness at mile 20 and possible preventive tips. I am running LA in 3 weeks and while originally, I was shooting for 3:30, due to work stress and a rough January, I know that is not realistic. I am readjusting my goals to 1: run physically and mentally strong 2: have a great time 3: sub 3:45 (but not hanging my definition of success for this marathon on a time goal)