Big Sur, CA Flower Seen On Our Recent Vacation
Happy National Running Day! I had a good long run at Memorial Park where lots of runners celebrated the holiday by getting in a good sweat. Thanks, Luke's Locker, for offering orange Gatorade on the running loop!
I usually get a drink every two miles, but today I drank every 2.5 miles (Gu w/water or Gatorade or water). Sometimes on long, hot runs, my hands get puffy and that may be from over-drinking, but no puffiness today.
I listened to music, but I can't do that for too long on hot runs - my ears fill up with sweat, making it hard to hear for a few hours after I run. When I grew bored, I did a little back and forth running (left to right and back again on the path) in a quiet section just for something different - hope it didn't look like the heat was getting to me!
This week's long run was easier than last week's long run. I only needed a couple of unplanned rest stops towards the end. In fact, all this week running has been better than the last couple of weeks. Today's fuel intake was similar to last week, except that I drank less. Maybe I'm finally beginning to adjust to the humidity.
At the 17 mile mark when my Garmin beeped, I was so excited - only one more mile to go! When I finished today's 18 mile run (9:52 ave pace - an improvement from last week's 16 miler at 10:30 pace), the temp was 81 with a feels-like temp of 97. Time for an ice bath! Summer time is the one good time for those!
Pre-run: granola topped with raisins, yogurt & milk
Today's Treat: Nutella gelato from Gelato Blu - Yum!