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LSD today

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I ran 10.3 miles today. Ha! I've never run that distance before. Here's how it panned out:

Woke up at 6 to feed the girl and send her outside, luckily she's a dog and didn't seem to mind it. Drank 2 glasses of water, looked at the clock and said 'nah' then headed back to bed. Got up again at, ahem, 8 and ate a 1/3 cup of oatmeal, a few walnuts and a smidge of banana.

Headed out to my favorite dam trails where I was met with water. Everywhere. Well, even more than usual because it is a dam after all. The melting snow has caused minor and major flooding around these parts. But there was one water-free trail, which I looped twice. Really wish I had brought music because that one song in my head was getting pretty stale by the 10th mile. Here are the stats:

Temp: Clear, started out at 39 degrees, ended at 51 degrees
Mileage: 10.3, not added in was .5 mile of cool-down
Time: 2:21:00
Pace: anywhere from 13:26 to 13:39

I tried a new fuel today: GU. It was great--a lot better than the Shot Bloks I tried for my first lengthy run. This stuff didn't need to be chewed and fit right into my small hand carried water bottle pouch. Perfect. It was the Salty Caramel variety:

If you have these kind hoard them! Or better yet send them to me! I could make a meal replacement plan with these things. They are delicious--no aftertaste, easy going down. I had half of one at mile 7 and finished it off at mile 8. Probably should have started earlier, but the oatmeal was still with me.

Good run today and I also saw the world's fattest chocolate lab. He looked a little like the dog from 'Up":

Lucky for him he was out on a walk.

Onward and upward!
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RACEWELLWON 2/28/2014 3:15PM

    You did great ! I am so happy for you ! Hugs K

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/24/2014 10:00AM

    This blog was worthy of reading out loud. emoticon
Salty caramel sounds good, but Gu doesn't agree with me.


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GEMLADYONE 2/23/2014 11:22AM

    Way to go on getting your run in....I've been using gummy bears for long run fuel. One bear every mile after the 4th.

Glad to hear you're on track with your training plan!

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GARDENCHRIS 2/23/2014 8:56AM

    here I though you were going to eat some mushrooms and tell us all about it! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/23/2014 8:07AM

    Great run!!

39 degrees sounds so cold to me! You are gutsy !!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 2/23/2014 7:38AM

    I do the same thing when forget music, sing the same song over and over

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/23/2014 1:48AM

    Way to go! I'm particularly fond of the peanut butter Gu's. I've never seen salty caramel.

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JENNYD97 2/22/2014 11:55PM

    10miles! great! i wish I could run again, not that I ever did 10 miles

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BLITZEN44 2/22/2014 10:09PM

    Wow! 10+ miles... Way to go! I have no idea how you did it on LSD. That's a super crazy story! Are you sure you saw a fat chocolate lab? Maybe it was a cow. Glad you made it home safely. emoticon

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TURTLETALK 2/22/2014 6:50PM

    I'm impressed, I still can't get past the first mile while running.

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DOGLADY13 2/22/2014 6:26PM

    Fantastic run! I like the Chocolate Outrage Gu. I can't swallow the fruity ones. The Hubster likes those.

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HILLRUNNER 2/22/2014 5:23PM

    Good thing I know what LSD you are talking about !!! emoticon
Well done and good pacing! Glad to hear it went well for you! emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/22/2014 4:57PM

    Very nice run! Although this child of the sixties always does a double take when someone admits to LSD today. LOL

Energy drinks and gels always messed with my stomach. Strangely I do better with the chews (GU chomps)

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MBTEPP 2/22/2014 3:55PM

    emoticon run! Congratulations on your longest run! 10 miles is a milestone! Every mile is worth the while.

Love the salted carmel. My local Fleet Feet store sells them by the box. I want to say they told me they are seasonal. They are good.

Bummer on the water. We are water logged too. I got out 3 times last week before I had to take it back indoors because of the puddles turning to little streams!

Keep up the good work!

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BOILHAM 2/22/2014 2:54PM

    Sounds like a good run.And the salty caramel sounds good too. I just ordered a variety pack of 24 GUs from Amazon, maybe I'll get a salty caramel in there.
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