Sunday, August 10, 2014

Distance Makes Me Happy - A Weekend Of Running

Happy Sunday from NJ! It still feels like Saturday for me as a whole bunch of us are heading down to Atlantic City tonight to celebrate my brother's 21st birthday at midnight. I still can't believe he's 21, but I think he'll handle adult life just fine…

I stuck to my milage plan and ran 8 miles on Saturday. I did not stick to my "run at a snail's pace" plan. One out of two ain't bad. 

Splits: 9:15, 9:28, 9:36, 9:43, 9:52, 9:50, 10:02, 9:53

I felt like I was running really slow, but that first mile was way too fast. It was hot, humid and 10:30 in the morning. It's all mental. I don't want to run 10:XX miles, even though I know it will improve my running long term. This run was manageable - I had a few negative splits - but it was tough. I definitely did not feel like I could run all day. On the plus side, I enjoyed every mile - have I mentioned I'm weird? I like distance, so I'm happy to be running longer and pain free again…

Total weekly milage: 5 runs; 24 miles. 

Pre-run fuel

During run fuel - Mixed half the gatorade with water and ate raisins at 45 minute mark. 

Post-run fuel

We had fun last night, and then this morning I ran a 4 mile "shake out the legs" run. It was hot and I had a headache, but I got through it by telling myself that it was only half the distance of yesterday. I talk to myself a lot during my runs. 

Splits: 9:24, 9:25, 9:45, 9:44

My brother and I have very different ideas on how to spend a Sunday morning…

Have a great Sunday, everyone! 

How did you celebrate your 21st birthday? I had Mexican food and margaritas with my college roommates. 

How far did you run this weekend? 

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