Today I finally was able to complete the 10 miler that should’ve happened over the weekend. No big deal. I’m actually thrilled that this worked out this way because 1) I have a 3 hour drive to make today and nobody wants a crazy cranky driver 2) I didn’t have to leave at 5am to fit the run in before work at 7am 3) I woke up in an awesome, gunna rock the world mood and had one of the best runs of my life.
I woke up to the
heavenly the world is ending sound of the garbage truck emptying the dumpsters in our parking lot. This was followed by a series of alarms I had set in an attempt to still wake up early enough to fit in the run before heading off to my assistantship! I was on the struggle bus for about 10 minutes tearing my room apart looking for my headphones, finding them at the last minute before I was about to give up and try to run ten miles without them. (No-music runners, I applaud you. I don’t think I could do that for much more than 5-6 miles)
The goal of today’s workout was, for the first time for run this long, both distance AND speed. A friend of mine and I are trying for a sub-2:00 half marathon on August 31st. I know I’m in trouble because the heat of summer + low milage = bad for speed training. I started off strong and felt amazing the whole time! I LOVE when that happens. Runner’s high!
Here are my splits from today’s run:
I carried a water bottle and a sample of Island Boost fuel (look for a review in the next few weeks once I try out some other flavors!) because I didn’t want to upset my already funky-feelin’ tummy pre-run!
I’m a little stiff and sore from the speed, but honestly felt like I could keep going! I LOVEEEE that feeling after a run! Now I’m at work (YAY!!! I love my job!) and workin’ on one of my goals I posted yesterday…getting a report submitted! I’ll be heading home in a little bit to pack up the car, grab my roommate, and hit the road for an evening at the lake!
I wanna know!
How do you track your workouts? Do you use a phone app like I do?
Fuel…what do you use (do you use it?!) on a longer run?
Favorite thing about the beach..
GO! 🙂 Have a great day!