Friday, April 3, 2015
25 Mile Training Run For My 1st 50 Mile Race
I finally decided on registering for the 50 mile race! I'm leaning towards using my 4 bottle Nathan belt for the race and I used it today without any problems except for two tender spots on my back afterwards. Having 4 bottles will mean that I can have water and a drink like Heed or Gatorade that should be offered along the race course. Thanks for commenting on what you like to use in my last post!
I ran for 4 hours and 37 minutes today - 25 miles! My 11:06/mile pace was faster than it was for my other recent long training runs. I'm not sure why because it was warm (75-80) and somewhat humid. I did drink more than usual, though, and maybe that fueled me better. During the first half, I drank 20 ounces of liquid an hour and after that, I drank 30 ounces of liquid an hour.
Pre-run (1 hour before)
pancakes with honey, 1/2 banana (frozen pieces), coffee with creamer
During 25 Mile Run
2 PB&J sandwiches, 32 oz Gatorade, 1 flat can of Coke, 1 scoop Hammer Perpetuem (disliked taste, but I felt strong during my usual tired 21-23 mile mark, maybe it was the protein in this powder), 1/2 Nuun tablet, Gu & Powerbar gel, Sweethearts candy (it was the best treat during my run!), water from fountains
Later for dessert, I finished off a no-bake peanut butter bar made with 5 ingredients: peanut butter, powdered sugar, graham crackers, butter and chocolate chips and so good. If you make them before a long run, they'll be chilled and ready to eat when you're finished running!
I hope you have a happy Easter!