Last week I got my back-to-back runs in on the weekend. Saturday I did 2 miles with Guinness. They were slow as I'm still working with him on running, but we did okay.
Sunday I got up early to try and beat the heat. I parked at Fowler Park and ran toward the trailhead so that I would have a place to stop, refill my water, use the restroom, before heading back to finish the rest of my run. I tried Sharkies for the first time as my fuel - have to say I wasn't a fan of them. They were super chewy and took me a few minutes to eat them. (I do love my Handana though!)
The second half of the run my legs started to feel really heavy. I walked more than I wanted to, but it was getting warmer and the humidity was rising as well. There were so many friendly runners along the path, waving, saying "Good morning" - it was really nice to be out there with other runners of all range of experience.
I was pretty pleased with my time. When I did my 7 mile run a couple of weeks ago, I "think" it took me about 2 hours (since my watch died during the run I guestimated based on what time I started and what time I finished), so being able to add 1.5 miles in the same amount of time was a nice surprise.
In the past I have had issues with not fueling my body properly before long runs and have had a horrible time recovering, but I think I've finally kicked that bad habit! Before my run, I tried out a Snickers marathon protein bar. It was really good and even kind of tasted like a Snickers bar. After my run, I enjoyed peanut butter and jelly on a slice of bread with some water. Besides being a little sore, I felt good after my run!
I PROMISE to get some blog posts up this week, complete with some reviews and a giveaway!
I hope everyone's training is going well....my fellow Dumbo runners - just 30 days away! I can't wait to meet some of you!
Until next time,