Saturday-15 miles, 8:57 pace
I was seriously so excited to run all night long. I get so excited when I’m doing something for the first time. Running past the 13.1 mile marker was a huge barrier in my mind. I just needed to do it to know I could do it. I love the anticipation of a workout. I love going out and just being able to run with no time restraints. Just run. I needed this, as I’m sure many of you have experienced with runs. I’m so grateful to be able to run. period.
There’s a trail close to my house that I thought for sure was at least 7 miles long. I was wrong. It’s only 5.5 miles, so after I ran that stretch I had to bank a couple more miles by doing a lot of out and backs.(which I hate) I listened to music the second half of my run and it took all that was in me not to do the Harlem Shake when I finished!=)
I ate half of a peanut butter Lara bar at about mile 10 and I had a gel at mile 6. By mile 12, I was starving! I need to figure out how to better fuel without eating too much for breakfast and then feeling sick. All I had for breakfast this morning was a bite of a banana and the other half of the Lara bar.
What breakfast works for you before a long run?
Overall, I feel pretty good. My knees are a bit achy, but I’m really proud of myself for doing it. The weather was gorgeous! Sunny, in the upper 30’s, wonderful Saturday run.
What’s your PDR(personal distance record)?
What was your run today? What was the weather like?