No toe cramps after today's run! That's just one of the reasons I liked the blueberry pomegranate Gu Brew I drank today with 245mg. of sodium, 20 mg. of potassium, 13 gm. of carbs in 8 ounces. It tastes like berry-favored water with very little sugar - 4 gm. per cup. I like the fact that it has less sugar than the Gatorade I often drink which has 13 gm. of sugar.
I've gotten used to a minor stomach ache on long, hot runs lately. My stomach felt fine today and on my last 11 mile run when I used lemon lime Gu Brew, too.
The run went better than I expected as far as how I felt, but I wasn't able to run negative splits like I'd hoped. I started out slowly, hoping I was saving my energy for the end, but I just couldn't pick up the pace like I wanted to. I think it's too hot.
We were driving by this church yesterday and stopped to take a picture of the great architecture. I think it's the prettiest building you'll see on the Houston marathon route. On second thought, on race day the fairly plain convention center will look pretty good, too - that's where the finish line will be!
Pre-run: banana bread
During run: 70 oz. of blueberry pomegranate Gu Brew plus more water
Post run: peach smoothie
Temperature: 80-84*, 88-93* heat index
Ave. Pace: 10:49/mi