How I Ran Two 18 Milers & More
I like to run and in 2015, I ran just over 1,900 miles. I like being outside, listening to a book or music and training for races. I'm not registered for one yet, but I'm looking for one.
After each run, Zoe, my Weimaraner, and I go for a walk. She'll be 11 on New Year's Day and can walk much farther than she is able to run now. Notice the handy-for-cold-running thumb holes in my running shirt - a Walmart purchase.
9 Days of Running, Riding and ST (strength-training/core) (12/21/15 - 12/29/15)
Monday: ST. 18 mile run, time-3:11, 10:37/mile. About 2 miles into the rainy run, I took cover beneath a picnic table area because of the lightning and thunder and did some exercises and stretches so that I wouldn't get cold. In the beginning, I always doubt that I'll be able to speed up, but I ran the last 4 miles the fastest.
Fuel: pre-run: oatmeal with coconut butter, a banana and coffee; during run: 2 bottles Gatorade, 4 Fig Newton cookies and an ounce of raisins - 570 calories and 134 carbohydrates
Tuesday: 9 mile easy run.
Wednesday: 1 hour ride. ST.
Thursday: 13 mile run. Three hours before my run, I had oatmeal with almond butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and molasses (it's healthy) and half of a yogurt, banana and orange juice smoothie. I drank the rest after my run.
Christmas Day: 5 mile run. ST.
|Snacks for the First 18 Mile Run|
Sunday: ST. 10 mile run alternating with some hard and easy miles. I got the miles in just before the thunderstorm hit hard.
Monday: 6 mile run with short sprints. It was colder than usual - in the thirties.
Tuesday: 18 mile run, 3 hrs, 10:01/mile. ST. Temp: 37* - 47*. I wore layers for the chilly start. The sunshine made it a beautiful morning. Like my 18 miler last week, my last 4 miles were my fastest - 9:33, 9:28, 9:17 and 8:58/mile. Happiness! Pre-run: oatmeal with raisins/banana, crackers and jam and coffee. During: 2 GU gels (yum: mandarin orange, root beer) at miles 6 and 12 and Coke - 300 calories and 75 carbohydrates.
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Exo Bars - Protein bars made with cricket flour - I'd try them!
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Happy New Year!You know, if you run about 5 1/2 miles a day, 39 miles a week or 63 kilometers a week, then you would run 2,016 miles in 2016. I'll try to run about 160 miles in January - one month at a time!
Have you made any new goals for 2016, for January or maybe only for the week? Sometimes it helps to start small!