What a morning. Didn’t see the sun until mile 8:But luckily I had Lizzie to keep me company during miles 2-7! I started my run extra-extra early today because it had to be extra-extra long. We are off to the lake this weekend with friends so I wanted to squeeze in my big run for the week before we left. Good thing I did or else I might have missed this lovely plastic shelf on the road.After I sort of woke up around mile 10, I met Anthony at Shelby Park. He came with a energy gel, water, and fresh conversation to keep me going!We did 8 miles together and really pushed the pace. Not because we wanted to, but because Anthony had to be at work early today. Always a good training method — literally racing against the clock.
I know I was running for more than 2 hours this morning but I don’t really remember most of it. I guess I stopped to take a picture at some point though.Good run! I’m going to want to nap in about 30 minutes so that should be interesting. I think the cooler weather definitely helped me stay strong this morning — and a good dinner last night fueled me along nicely, too. I’ve been digging the pre-run pasta thing. No red sauce (too acidic, I think) — just olive oil and herbs.This dish featured a bunch of random stuff from our fridge/garden — fresh basil, a lonely tomato, and a ball of mozzerella. The main event: shredded chicken and Barilla Plus noodles, tied together with a generous pour of olive oil.Simple but good!I want to talk more, but have to run again. Sorry that the blog posts have been short this week — between travel, work, marathon training, and life in general it’s been a busy one. Looking forward to a restful weekend and I’ll check back in soon!
- Most miles you’ve ever run on a work day?
- What’s your pre-long run meal of choice?
- Favorite energy gel flavor? Mine is mango Huma gel so far. Yum.