I am down to less than one month before my first half marathon. Each time I think about it, I get that nervous feeling in my gut. I start to think about how it might not go as well as I hope for and I hope I mentally don't check out of it only a few miles in. I can tell my training is paying off though so that gives me hope. Yesterday I did another 8 mile run. It was the best long run to date because I felt good the entire time. My breathing was right, my pace steady and the weather was pretty good. The only issue was that I was in a head wind the entire first half of the run. It was pretty strong but I knew that if I could get through it, the way back would be much better with a tailwind. I pushed through, even chicked a guy out running and only slowed down to take a drink 2 times throughout the entire run.
I did switch back to my Brooks Adrenalin because I was starting to feel sore from the Purecadence since I didn't transition into them slowly enough. All was good though once I got going. Everything felt right and smooth.
Since I did this run at night, I didn't need any fuel the entire run. I did bring my handheld and had finished the water in there at mile 7.
I can't help but feel good about this run and finally feel confident in the training I've done so far.