24 Mile Run/50K in 3 Weeks!
|ASICS 2160 w/ID, Powerbar Gel, Post-run Strawberry Milk|
My week began with 4 weeks to go before my first 50K trail race.
Monday- 10 miles. Humid. Tired from the increase in miles lately.
Tuesday- 5 miles. After I left home, a thunder storm came through. When I was a mile from home, my husband called to tell me about a tornado warning. I ran into a building for safety and then I raced home - unplanned speedwork!
Wednesday- 8 miles. Day 1 of carb-loading.
Thursday- 4 miles. Not exhausted today after being exhausted at the beginning of the week.
Friday- 24 miles. Second time to ever run 24 miles in training! 24 miles is the most mileage I've ever run at once.
Pre-run: oatmeal. During run: 4 Powerbar gels (200 mg sodium each). Shoes: regular running shoes: ASICS GT 2160. I think I'll wear them at the 50K. The ASICS 2150's worked fine at the 1/2 marathon trail race, held at the same park in Huntsville, Texas, as the 50K will be held.
Temp: 57-70. Humid: 89-62%. Once the humidity decreased, I felt great. Average pace: 9:46. Miles 20-24 average: 9:38 - felt pretty good considering it was 70 degrees.
I started out with my Camelbak backpack full of water, but took it back home after a few blocks when I realized that I'd need to Body-glide my back because it was rubbing. The 50K will have water stops anyway.
I only drank water and ate gels every 5 miles. I wore the clothes I plan to wear for the 50K race. I brought music, but never needed it - funny how you can run for miles and miles without getting bored, just you and your thoughts. Today was a confidence booster!
Saturday- 10 miles.
My long run miles on day 1/followed by day 2, leading up to 50K:
6 weeks out: 20/10
5 weeks out: 10K race instead of long runs
4 weeks out: 22/10.5
3 weeks out: 24/ 10 (I ran 61 miles last week and again this week, second week to run highest weekly mileage ever!)
2 weeks out: TBD
1 week out: TBD
Only 3 more weeks until the 50K now!