I ran my longest run of the week, a 16 miler, yesterday. Even though it still hasn't cooled down here in Texas, it wasn't a difficult run. The only thing I would change is my fuel. 16 miles on Gatorade left me feeling tired of sweetness.
The next time I go on a long run, I'll drink water or bring some non-sweet food in order to give my taste buds a change. With lots of sugar keeping me going, I didn't run low on energy, though. I ran the second half of my run the fastest.
How I fueled my 3 hour 16 mile run:
- Gatorade (36 oz.)
- Fig cookies (2 at miles 4 and 8)
- M&M's (5 at miles 12 and 13)
Today I ran 11 miles. Why a slightly longer run right after a long run? Because I'm training for a 50K held in 7 weeks - the Pass Mountain 50k trail race in Mesa, Arizona!
How I Exercised this Week
Monday: 10 mile run with 10 hills, dumbbell workout plus squats/push-ups/wall sits
Tuesday: 6 mile run with strides
Wednesday: 9 mile run, 20 min. of other exercises like squats/dumbbell workout
Thursday: 5 mile run with 5 (30 sec.) strides, 35 min. bike ride
Friday: 16 mile run
Saturday: 11 mile run, dumbbells workout
Total Running: 56 miles