This morning I had the best long run I have had since I started training for this “Moonlight Run”. I have trouble with hydration, and (I think) over training. However this had been a very weird week for me. I cracked my tooth, which freaked me out enough to not work out for the last 3 days. I guess it was a needed break. I also made sure to drink extra water yesterday in preparation for my long run. And when I woke up I drank one big glass just to make sure I got enough water. I also run with a hydration pack for the long runs.
The plan: meet Jessica here at 6:15 am.
I also didn’t eat anything before my run, which made me decide to take 2 of these during the run. One at mile 6 and one around 9.5.
I took the second one right before a gigantic hill. I didn’t think it would make THAT big of a difference, but it totally did. Then all of a sudden a really great song came on, and I felt like I was flying. It was such a great feeling! I hope to repeat all of this for the “Moonlight Run” and have a great race.
I totally stopped my Nike+ app half way through, but I was running around 10:41 average pace, and finished 12 miles in 2 hrs and 9 minutes.
Once I left Jessica I headed straight to my favorite place for iced coffee
And proceeded to buy the biggest ice coffee one could buy.
I made myself a delicious bowl of oatmeal once I got home.
I totally rested for about 2 hours and guess what? I’m not that sore! I think I’m on to something here! So after some grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, I think my house is ready for the BBQ that I was kinda forced into having. Im sure it will be fun, I just hate having to clean my house on a non-cleaning designated day. Ugh.
Did you run today? Are you planning any BBQ’s for this weekend? Do you like going or hosting the BBQ?