This Week's 50K Race Training (60 miles of running)
Long Run Details - 24 Miles
Pre-run: pancakes (added cinnamon & vanilla), 3 hours before running
During run: Tailwind Nutrition powder
Post-run: blueberry kefir
My 24 mile run took me about 4 hours and is the longest training run I've done this year. I used nearly 5 servings of Tailwind Nutrition powder (similar to 5 gels) because before the run I thought that the run would take 5 hours. In the 23rd mile, my stomach was slightly uncomfortable so I didn't finish drinking the last of the Tailwind and felt fine after a while. Lessons like this are great to figure out before race day so it's all good!
This run had short hills, some rain, the last 10 miles on muddy trails and two deer at the 22nd mile. It's a good thing I'm doing some balance exercises like the "single leg stance squat and reach" because I needed to carefully run around mud puddles, sometimes coming to a quick stop. When I was done, I was especially glad that I never fell in the mud!