Feb 22 Friday......4 total miles on the 'mill (and 25 x 4 sets push ups)
2.5 mi 1% incline in my old shoes (27:20)
2 mi 1% incline in my new shoes (20:35)
Feb 24 Sunday.....14 mi run outside (!!) 10:53 avg pace (old shoes)
Feb 25 Monday...elliptical 10 minutes (2 mi) and 20 x 4 sets push ups
super slow and easy 1.5 mi run on the 'mill 1% incline (17:30)....**wore my new shoes but had to shove the glove into the left shoe again.... =(
So, I ran 14 miles this weekend!!!!
It was a great run. I debated on what to do as far as shoes, but I decided on my old ones and just ran SUPER slow the first few miles (high 11s). I was able to pick up the pace EVER so slightly the last 1/2 of the run but I wanted to keep the whole run pretty slow just to be sure to protect my left foot as much as possible. Pre-run I ate 1/2 a banana with a nice dollop of PB (roughly 25 min before I started my run)
*getting ready to hit 'start' on the watch!* 6:45 am is a blissful time to start a run
I ran a bit around my neighborhood and got over to a local lake at mile 5. I stopped at this point to re-fuel....
**this is a picture of the trail leading to the lake**
Gu 'Chocolate Outrage' review:
This was my first time to try the Gu line. I actually really liked it! It reminds me a lot of the PowerBar gel I tried last weekend (you can read about that HERE: http://fitgirlwannabe.blogspot.com/2013/02/feb-17-13-miles-and-powergel-review.html )
It tasted fudge-like but didnt really have the 'caramel' type taste with it that the PowerBar gel did, and really no after taste. I took 1/2 of the package with 4 oz of water
At mile 10 I stopped to take the other 1/2 of the Gu packet. I like that its slightly chilly (from it being 20* outside) but I wonder how it would taste and what the consistency would be like in slightly warmer temp)...?
*Feeling pepped up from the sugar shot!*
Still cant believe I did 14 miles!! And I really felt like I could have kept going much longer. I think the snail-like pace had something to do with that.
My daughter took this of me when I got home. I love how their jaws hit the floor when I tell them I ran anything over 2 miles =) They are easy to impress.
Somebody asked about my fuel belt and how I carry my Gu...
Below I have on my Spi-Belt (the pink thing-thats what I carry my camera in), under that, the gray thing, is my fuel belt. I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Nathan-10-Ounce-Nutrition-Flasks-Medium/dp/B000KBD9QQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361822671&sr=8-1&keywords=nathan+speed+2
I have a little pouch (I think it used to be a camera bag of sorts) that I slide on to my fuel belt and that will hold a good amt of stuff (I had 2 gels and some peanut M&Ms and pretzels in there as well as some tissue)
It has served me quite well so far for my longer runs. I store a lot of stuff in my jacket pockets too.
If you want something smaller, just for gels, there is always this option:
However, I'm not about minimalism as much as I should be when it comes to running 'shtuff'...my first summer running, it was SO hot out that I actually wore a huge fanny pack with a baggie of ice in it to suck on! President and founder of the 'How-to-Look-Like-a-Dork-while-Running' Club right here!