18 Miles, Then 10
This Week's Long Run
I ran 18 miles for my long run. It's kind of funny how your feellings change during a long run. With 5 miles to go, I knew I'd finish. With 4 miles to go, it seemed like I'd never finish! With 3 miles to go, once again, I was sure I'd finish. It was a good run, though. The weather was nice (50-67 degrees) and all day long people kept talking about the perfect weather. My Asics Nimbus 14 shoes (on the left in the photo) kept my feet cushioned on my run.
Before the run, I ate a bowl of rice. During the run, I used my 22 ounce Nathan handheld bottle filled with two scoops of berry Tailwind Nutrition. Berry has a fruity taste and isn't too sweet. Last week, I tried mandarin orange and I like both flavors. At mile 2, I started sipping my drink every 2 miles. At mile 9, I started sipping every mile. I looked forward to counting down each mile and drinking more as I ticked off the miles.
Then I Ran 10 Miles
The next day, I ran 10 miles without a pre-run meal or any food on the run. My legs felt nice and light. Maybe part of the reason for that is that I was running in my comfortable new Brooks Ravenna 4 shoes with a good-sized toe box. (Lately, I've been rotating the two pairs mentioned in this post.) I finally started feeling tired in the last mile, but knowing that I made it through 18 miles the day before and that I was about to complete my 10 mile run made me feel great.
I saw two or three deer during each run. One day, they ran in the same direction that I was running. It felt like I was running with them!
More Tailwind Info & Blogs
Here's a Tailwind Nutrition reviews page, in case you'd like to know more about it. Besides nutrition information, I found some new blogs that I'd like to visit on that page. You might, too!