This Week's 50K Race Training (60 miles of running)
Long Run Details - 24 Miles
Pre-run: pancakes (added cinnamon & vanilla), 3 hours before running
During run: Tailwind Nutrition powder
Post-run: blueberry kefir
My 24 mile run took me about 4 hours and is the longest training run I've done this year. I used nearly 5 servings of Tailwind Nutrition powder (similar to 5 gels) because before the run I thought that the run would take 5 hours. In the 23rd mile, my stomach was slightly uncomfortable so I didn't finish drinking the last of the Tailwind and felt fine after a while. Lessons like this are great to figure out before race day so it's all good!
Update: Now I'm wondering if only using caffeinated Tailwind made my stomach feel a little uncomfortable in the last miles. Other than that, I loved how easy it was to use.
This run had short hills, some rain, the last 10 miles on muddy trails and two deer at the 22nd mile. It's a good thing I'm doing some balance exercises like the "single leg stance squat and reach" because I needed to carefully run around mud puddles, sometimes coming to a quick stop. When I was done, I was especially glad that I never fell in the mud!