Saturday, March 9, 2013

15 mile run! And Gu 'Strawberry banana review'

Mar 9: 15 mile run! (2:38:53-10:36 avg pace)...*old 2009 shoes*

Distance PR! 15 miles!! 

I know all 3 of you readers are DYING to know what I did as far as shoes =) I went to the store last night and got these:


I put one on my RIGHT bone (the one that just started bugging me this week) and it felt GREAT (did that before I even started out). My left bone, oddly enough, felt just fine at the beginning of the run (I was wearing my old 2009s).  BUT it started to feel like it was GOING to start bugging me around mile 3, so I stopped and put one of these on THAT bone too. After that, it was smooth sailing =) I really think as long as I wear these, I can PROBABLY wear my new shoes. I'll test that out next week =)

Getting ready to tackle the run!

Very few cars on the road at 6:30am!

Gu 'Strawberry banana' review!


Stopped around mile 5 to refuel. I did 1/2 the pack w/ 3oz of water (and did the other half at mile 10 with another 3 oz of water)
I didnt really care for this flavor. It tasted a lot like a Laffy Taffy and I'm not a fan of fruit candy. Still, it was palatable and if this was all I had in a race, I could gulp it down with no issues.  After thinking about it today, I think I'll probably just carry my OWN gels, that way I wont have to worry about them running out of my favorite flavor (Chocolate Outrage all the way, baby!)

To the lake!  I really dont like gloomy mornings, but nothing could put a damper on the excitement of knowing I was on my way to a distance PR this morning!

I bet I saw 7 or 8 deer out there this morning too! (click on the picture to see a larger image)

 
Pretty trail

Thank you Lake Z for some awesome miles!

I did it!!

Brought one of these along to refuel with after the run and really didnt care for it. I choked down about 1/2 of it before deciding that my NORMAL post-run reward of peanut M&Ms and pretzels is FAR superior. At least according to my picky palate.

Now it's time to prop the legs up and recover til next time!

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on the distance PR! That is fabulous! :)

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  2. Thanks! 'Twas tough, I can tell you that!!

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  3. Great job on your PR distance, girl! 15 miles is awesome!
    I'm totally going to get some of those callus cushions. I don't know why I've never even thought of that! I think they would make my feet a lot happier on my long runs.
    I take the GU's too. I haven't found a flavor I don't like yet! I love them.
    BTW, I LOL when you wrote "all 3 of you readers"!!

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  4. Thanks! I dont know why I hadn't thought of it before either! (I've been dealing with this for almost a month) Hope they work for you too! ~Anna

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  5. 15 miles is really far. Are you training for an event?

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    1. Yes I am Therese, a full marathon in May!

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  6. Way to PR, Friend!!! Miss running with your gorgeous face! Keep these informative and entertaining blogs coming! :)

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    1. I miss you too!! hopefully I can start joining in on the early morning runs in the next few weeks.

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  7. Woo hoo!! Great job on your 15 miles!! I am glad that you were able to find a solution to make your feet comfortable. I love looking at your pictures of your run- so beautiful!

    Thanks for the advice on refueling during my runs! I ended up using Gatorade gels during my 11 miler this weekend. I took 3- at miles 5.5, 7, and 9. They really helped- I did not have my usual stomach ache after the run!! Thanks for the tip! ;)

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    1. So glad it worked!! Fueling during runs really is an experiment of one. So glad you found something that is right for you. And YAY for no post-run stomachache!! =)

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  8. 15 miles is awesome, Anna! You'll pass my distance PR this month :)

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    1. I can't believe I'll be running SIXTEEN this weekend! *Gulp!*

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  9. Wow good work on the 15 miles!! The longest I've run is 9 miles and that was last year!

    What marathon are you training for?

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