Training Run: 28 Miles
Since I might run the Brazos Bend 50 mile trail race (the longest race I've ever run) or the 50K race on April 25, I ran a 28 miler yesterday. It was the longest training run I've done so far. The photo shows the lake that I ran around and around. It sure beats running on a treadmill - especially when I see deer like I did yesterday.
Fuel for My 28 Mile Run
I drank my last 2 servings of my Tailwind Nutrition drink and 4 servings of the tropical fruit Cytomax performance drink. Yesterday and then today, when I used Cytomax during my run, I had stomach cramps. I'm wondering if the stevia in Cytomax is to blame. I might need to mix it with more water if I try it again.
For two days before the run, I increased my carbohydrates. I liked the banana rice cookies that I made based on this recipe. To bring out the banana flavor, leave out the apple sauce.
Longest Training Run
Besides 5 short bouts of stomach cramps after mile 16, yesterday's somewhat rainy 28 miler went well. With an average pace of 11:21/mile, it took me 5 1/4 hours. My fastest mile (10:36/mi) was my last one. Afterwards, I only had a minor chafing issue where a plastic bag in my skirt pocket rubbed my leg and one slightly sore pinky toe. Both problems are fine now.
The Week's Running
6 (with sprints), 10 (3 miles hard), 4, 0, 28 (fast finish mile), 7, 0 = 55 miles