Today I passed a major running milestone – 10 miles! Only a little over a year ago I was just starting to run. Amazing what you can do in a year.
Phil and I are signed up for the Carlsbad Half Marathon in 3 weeks and that of course will be another major running milestone but I figured I should blog about this one just in case we get injured/sick and can’t make the race.
Our route (Thank you my wonderful Garmin)
Miles 4-8 were awesome and last two a lot harder. Body feels surprisingly good though. Some aches and pains but nothing I’m worried about. Probably take 2 days off for rest.
Temps started a little warmer than I would’ve liked (~72) but had a nice breeze and cooled down in the second half of the run.
Did really well with nutrition today too. No headache after run. I’m a very salty sweater and have had problems in the past with not replacing the salt I lose during the run. Before run had coffee and peanut cliff bar. During run drank GU2O & water and ate one gel at mile 5. After run ate one package of sports beans.
Only carried 16oz of fluids and found that wasn’t quite enough so next week will fill all 4 bottles of my fuel belt. I plan on wearing my fuel belt during the race. For runs over 10mi will try one more gel probably mile 9 or 10.
Next week we plan to add 1-2 miles if all goes well. Following weekend will reduce mileage on long run to somewhere between 8-10.
Hopefully I can stay healthy for the next 3 weeks!