I went to my third Crossfit class Friday after work, and I'm still feeling the burn today.
Sunday I had a 7 mile run on the schedule. It's only 32 days until my first half marathon, and I want to make sure that I get as much running in as I can! I did NOT want a repeat of what happened after my 6 mile run a couple of weeks ago, so I tried a different approach. When I woke up, I had a Clif bar. On my way to the trail, I downed a bag of Sports Beans. I also had my trusty water bottle with Strawberry Lemonade Nuun in it. I made sure to stretch good, and then I was off.
I didn't want to burn myself out (and I'm a slower runner to begin with) so I took it easy, trying my best to use the 1:30/1:00 run/walk intervals that I had set on my Garmin. I did pretty well with them throughout the whole run. When I got half way done, I took an strawberry kiwi flavored AccelGel. I've never tried this brand before and wanted to see if I liked it better than Gu. I wasn't crazy about the flavor, but I did like that it wasn't as thick as Gu usually is. The disadvantage to that is that I got it on my fingers with nowhere to rinse them off, so they stayed a bit sticky through the rest of my run.
I was really striving to finish in 1:30 or less, and I ended up finishing in 1:31, so not too bad!
I know I didn't have any negative splits, and right now, I'm okay with that. I was overall pleased with my run, and it was soooo much better than the 6 mile run I did a couple of weeks ago...I finished 6 miles in 1:24, and this time finished 7 miles in 1:31, so for me, that in itself is a success.
Once I finished I went to the water fountain, except they had turned them off for the winter! So I went into the restroom, splashed some cold water on my face, and headed home. I had a Clif bar in the car so I downed that as I drove to the house and had some Powerade once I got home. I took a shower and threw on these fun compression socks my brother got me for Christmas -
I felt absolutely great after my run! I was so relieved that I didn't have the nausea and chills this time, so I think I've finally found a long run routine that works for me. Yay!
It was a disappointing night in football as the Falcons lost to the 49'ers in the NFC championship game, but oh well...what can ya do. It had a similar ending to the SEC championship game between UGA and Bama. I think the Dome is cursed...at least for any Georgia team.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and was able to sweat in some way, shape or form!
Until next time,