Good evening! I’m away for work at the moment in Maine and doing my runs up here this week. Let’s just say BRRRRR. I hit up TJ Maxx this afternoon after work to buy some warmer gear. I left my buff at home though and am kicking myself!
This past week was OK. I got most of my weekly runs in, but not all. This was mainly because I had to do my long run on Saturday and I really wanted to do it on fresh legs, which meant no running on Friday. Sunday wasn’t an option so I skipped my Friday run.
The long run was 10. I exchanged emails with my coach and he had wanted us to do a hilly route with a big hill within the first mile and again at the end. He lives near me, so he suggested a particular road and that’s what we did.
Here’s the usual shot.
I think his route fit the bill. It was a 10 mile run even though it shows 8.42. I ended up circling back on part of the route while my running partner had to take a walking break. Then I also ran some laps in a parking lot during a needed bathroom break. So my mileage was definitely 10, but I couldn’t easily show that on this map.
It wasn’t bad. I felt really good until about 7.5 or 8 and then I got tired. Around 8.5 I made the decision to take another Gu and it didn’t sit that well with my stomach, so I had a little regret…and I was tired.
To me, the fact that I know how far I’m supposed to run makes it so mental. At 10, my body is DONE. If it’s 5, at 5, i’m done. Am I alone with this?
Going back to fueling for a moment, I really have a tough time with a second fuel source. I’d like to take a second, but either I take it too late or it just doesn’t do anything. Any suggestions? Do you do anything different for a subsequent fuel?
Here’s the fuel line up this week:
The first one was new and I can’t say I fully used it.
UCAN is a sponsor of the SONO Half and offered a promotion where you paid shipping and got a bunch of samples. I figured it was worth a shot. The product pictured is a different flavor than what I had (berry). It’s a pre-workout drink. You are supposed to drink it 30 minutes before you run/workout.
I liked the idea of a pre-drink. I mixed it up the night before and left it in the fridge so it would be nice and cold.
In the morning I took a sip, and that’s pretty much where it ended. It reminded me of tums and I just couldn’t get past it. Chalky and berry flavored. Yuck.
I’m not completely writing it off, but it will be tough to drink.
I really love the idea of it though, so maybe a different flavor?
And now this tired lady is off to bed. Sweet dreams!