13 Hot Miles
|Wednesday's Fuel: Honey Stinger Chews|
There was one other little problem. After a while I had a headache. I noticed that my earplugs were tightly tucked beneath my head visor strap, where I keep them when they aren't in my ears. I pulled them out from my visor and felt better right away. Maybe it was a coincidence or maybe not.
I weighed myself before and after the run and was surprised that I lost a little more than 3% of my weight even though I drank as much as I wanted every 2 miles up to the 10 mile mark and maybe every mile afterwards. I've heard losing more than 2% isn't good.
I ate some Nutrigrain bars and then a Gu gel before I ran. During the run, I ate a Gu gel at miles 4 and 8. I'd like to try eating more gels on the run - one every 4 miles since sometimes I eat one every 5 miles and get pretty tired towards the end of my run.
Cooler weather is expected Monday. Can't wait!
When I am running well I am happy, and when I am happy I run well. - Ian Thompson, British marathoner
And when I am finished with a long, difficult run, I am happy. - Tina : )