12 Mile Run and Links You'll Like
A 12+ mile run - now that's a great way to start the weekend! I ran around the neighborhood and through the partially open park where I normally run. There's a lake there with water lilies.
Today's run of 12.5 miles was fueled by two pieces of toast with honey and an egg at about 4AM. I'm starting to naturally wake up about then every day since I started getting up earlier Tuesday through Friday. Early morning workouts are easier for me than afternoon workouts. How about you? I don't eat before my early runs - no time, but whether I ate or not didn't seem to make any difference.
During today's run, I brought along some snacks I don't usually eat on the run - a small amount of each: Sun Chips, pretzels, crispy M&M's and banana. No cramps or tummy troubles for me. I ate every 3 miles when I stopped at a water fountain.
I was glad when there was a bit of a breeze today to move around the suffocating feeling of the warm, humid air.
My Workouts this Week
Sunday: 8 mile easy run, 30 min. strength training (hips, arms, core video)
Monday: 16 mile run with last 4 miles faster after eating only 1 piece of toast with honey because I didn't set out to run so many miles, but it was fine, small snack during run: small cookie and salted raisins
Wednesday: 7 mile run w/last 4 miles faster, PM: 30 min. strength training (back, arms, legs)
Thursday: 5 mile easy run
Friday: 30 min. strength training (15 in AM, 15 in PM - fitting it in when I can!), 30 min. ride
Saturday: 12.5 mile run (10:18/mi ave., last 1.5 miles faster: 9:25, 8:39)
Running miles: 48.5
Time on the bike: 30 min.
Strength training days: 3
My Fave Links of the Week
Long Training Runs on an Empty or Full Stomach What's your preference?
85 year old Ed Whitlock, who recently ran a half marathon in 1:50 thinks he should have been faster.
Recap of Running R2R2R (at the Grand Canyon) Laurie doesn't sugar-coat her epic adventure.
Out for a Run Podcast I listened to the show with new mom of 4 adopted older girls, Sara Hall, today.
Cocoa Pancakes Recipe - One of Sara and Ryan Hall's favorite recipes. I want to try this!