Sunday, May 06, 2012
I never thought I'd be saying I *only* have to run 12 miles; but that's where I've gotten in this journey of mine. I was excited today because I ONLY had to run 12!
The weather was less-than-perfect. Rain early this morning, and then drizzling throughout my time pounding the pavement. It was extremely humid, but the temps stayed in the upper 50s and low 60s so I didn't have to worry about heat.
I over-shot my distance a bit. I ended up running almost 13 miles in 2:07. I feel pretty good. I'm still struggling to find that balance for fueling. I'm using Gu and right now I'm taking one at about 3.5 miles in, and then at around 7.5-8 miles. Sometimes that seems perfect and there are other times where I feel like I'm hitting the wall and it's too late by that point. Today I felt like I was out of gas when I finished. I could attribute that to a lot of things, but I'm still trying to figure out that "magic" time to take the Gu.
Have any of the runners out there figured out a good way to do it? I'm open to suggestions!
Also for those runners out there who are covering double digit distances, are you counting your Gu, Shot Blocks, etc. in your food tracker?
Like I said, I am far from having all of this figured out!