Here's a peek at what I've been up to:
Friday started bright and early with some Physio. My calf muscles feel tight these days so I'm taking all precautions necessary not to get on the "I" list. The "I" word is the word we shall not speak! ;)
|Don't you love my PT's setup for icing? LOL|
I finally got to try out Habeneros for lunch. :D These were by far the best tacos I've ever had. Ever.
Thank you Weather Gods!!!!
My Saturday run was glorious! I did ten easy miles and I wanted to keep running all day long! Obviously I chose not to with a planned 20 miler the next day. ;) I'm just sayin' it was pretty darn amazing out!
Reason #876 543 why I enjoy Running Long: Carbo Loading!!!
Fuel and Hydration for today's long run: 2 Gu gels (Salted Caramel & Chocolate), 3 nuun water and 1 G2 Gatorade.
A look at the streets/sidewalks for my morning run. Yep we received a little dusting snow last night. :S Nothing too crazy, but enough to make for some slippery sections in the early parts of my run.
I have to be honest: I was quite intimidated by the distance planned for me this morning. I hadn't run 20 miles since October!!! I kept the pace reasonable in fear of flying and then dying in the last few miles. I wore my dotted Pro Compressions on the run today too for extra support and I taped my calves.
It was totally gorgeous out again today. I passed by Sam twice and I saw two other runners as well.
For fuel, I took my Salted Caramel at 10 miles and then I had my Chocolate Gu at 14.5.
The last 5 miles were definitely a test of mental strength for me. My Ipod died!!!! :( I had to run the last quarter of my run without music and I was not happy about that. I could hear my breathing and then the pitter patter of my feet on the sidewalk. You know, hearing my feet was kind of nice after a short while. :)
The temperature had warmed up so much the snow on the sidewalks had all melted by the time I got home: Hence the mud splatter.
|I'm not even sure what to say about this sweat pattern???|
Running 20 miles is a humbling experience. A distinct burn appears in my legs during the final mile and all I can think about is what I'm going to drink when I get home. But when I finish the big 2-0- it's glorious!
Week 8/12 of Boston Bound is complete!
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Well, I'm off to Heat/Ice my legs now, and to eat everything in the kitchen too! ;)
How was your weekend of Running?
Favourite on-the-run fuel?
Happy Running,Heather :)
Boston is in 28 days!!!