I consider the run to be a PDR (personal distance record) because I haven't attempted to run that distance in at least one year. Though in the past I've completed a full marathon, and a 13.1 mile hike up Pikes Peak, the 10 miles yesterday just felt ridiculous.
Ridiculous, but in a good way :-) That's the best way I know to describe it. It was humid, the sun was beating down on me, and I was battling a mild hangover (oops). The night before, I should have stuck with one drink + lots of water instead of two drinks, followed by Qdoba at 1AM. I wasn't feeling too bad, but it definitely couldn't have helped my cause. Live and learn, right?
Anyhow, I somehow got through and finished ok. Slow and steady, baby!
Something that may have helped... I wore my new shirt that I ordered from SkinnyRunner and I'd like to think it gave me super powers. Either that, or boosted my sarcasm by 10%. Love this :-)
Some stats, thanks to my Garmin Forerunner:
The run was split into two separate 'activities' because I took too long taking photos on my gel break, haha.
|Avg Moving Pace:||12:38 min/mi|
|Best Pace:||09:33 min/mi|
|Avg HR:||166 bpm|
|Max HR:||181 bpm|
Pre-run: Powerade + 1/2 PB sandwich
During: 1/2 Powerade / 1/2 water mix, 1 GU pack
After: Smoothie with protein powder, PB, spinach, chia seeds, cherries, almond milk
- Do not go out the night before a long run. If sister is in town and / or socializing is otherwise imminent, reschedule long run.
- Now that marathon training has begun, this is how my entire summer will likely end up... no going out on Friday nights. Not sure how I feel about that.
- Pick an interesting route for your run. I used the Hank Aaron State Trail and passed the Veterans Affairs grounds, and Miller Park (Brewers Stadium). I ran through the parking lots and concourses, and it was like my own personal tailgate party.
You do the talking: What's your PDR? Don't be shy, let's have some show and tell. I know you're all badass gals (and maybe dudes?) out there!
If you haven't run the distance in awhile, do you 'start over' with distances covered? Also, what interesting / cool places are on your running routes?