Today was a first for me, well a first in a very long time: I ate something before running. All kinds of articles I read say you need to fuel before a run. Well, I mainly ignore those articles because I don’t want to get up any earlier to get food in my stomach and then wait around before I go for a run. This morning I tried it out by eating a half-banana about 20 minutes before I left. The banana didn’t bother my stomach in the least! I also took Powerade Zero with me again to get used to drinking it on the go. I think I’ll take water next time because I much prefer plain water.
My run had four hills I needed to run up. These aren’t hills that you find in trail running or during the NYC Marathon, these are Suzy size hills and I don’t like them. The first went fine; the last three didn’t. I managed to run up the last three hills but couldn’t keep going once at the top so I walked until my heart rate came back down to a normal level. The second and fourth hills are actually one in the same – 4-5% grade and ¼ mile long. So, the hills are just enough to wear me out.
- 8.3 miles
Weekly total: 21 miles
Training total: 83.3 miles