Hot 15 Mile Run
It was hot today! I increased the pace every 3 miles by 15 seconds for as long as I could. I did fine until mile 11, when the 75 degree heat and the humidity slowed me down. Let's just say I had a 4 mile cool-down! So, I ran 15 miles in 2 1/2 hours @10:00/mile average pace. It felt great to be able to finish a hot 15 mile run.
I didn't have any heat cramps so I was happy with my 2 Tri-berry GU electrolyte tablets (tastes a little sweeter than Nuun) and 2 Powerbar gels (Vanilla and Raspberry, both are very sweet, I prefer the Raspberry). I brought a water bottle because I needed one in order to use the GU tablets. Usually, my bottle was empty and I just filled it with water and a 1/2 tablet at the water fountains.
For the first time, I used a Nathan base belt with an add-on 8 oz. water bottle/flask that has a great little lid they call a Race Cap that doesn't need to be pushed closed. You can even tip it upside down and it won't leak. I found mine online at Running Warehouse where you can get a 10% discount with the code: GottaRunNow. They don't pay me, but that's a nice deal.