Saturday, March 31, 2012
50K in 2 Weeks
Here's what I ran this week:
Tuesday- 9 miles
Wednesday- 6 miles
Friday-20 miles. I carb-loaded for 3 days before the run, eating about 100g more carbohydrates than usual each day. I felt a little uncomfortable so I don't know if I will carb-load again in two weeks. Three hours before my 20 miler, I ate a couple of pancakes with syrup - more carbs, but they were good!
I ate a Powerbar gel at miles 5, 10 and 15. I had an S-cap (salt) at miles 10 and 17 and water @ miles 5, 10, 13, 15, 17 - I was thirsty after the salt or maybe it was the heat. At mile 12, I had a two mile (!) stomach cramp and wondered if it could be from taking the gel & salt together so I stopped doing that.
The temperature was 70-75 degrees and humid at the start. I felt good in the last miles - a plus on a warm day. Average pace: 9:30.
Saturday-10.5 miles. I ate Powerbar energy blasts today. They're sort of like gummy bear candy and I liked them. Only two weeks until the 50K race and I can't wait!