Happy weekend! I hope yours has been full of time with good friends.
(Birthday celebration!)and good food. As promised, both burgers and tacos awaited me on my 26th.Yes yes yes.Plus beer, margaritas, and brownies for good measure. And a sombrero. What a special day! I’m lucky to have such lovely friends and I love them all.Since I’m an old lady now, I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to handle Saturday’s progression run. The game plan: 45 minutes at an 8:30 pace, 45 minutes at an 8:00 pace, and 30 minutes at a 7:30 pace (for a total of 2 hours or about 15 miles).
I made sure to pick a flat, shady route first. Capital crescent trail, you’re perfect!
First 45 minutes was actually difficult — I think I was excited and nervous about the run so couldn’t slow down. Especially when running through more creepy tunnels!
I took my Gu like a good girl. After I skimped on fueling the other week, I’ve learned my lesson. Island Nectars is gross by the way. Stick to lemon lime and orange! When I eat Gu I try to swallow it like a pill — don’t taste it and just gulp it ASAP.The last 30 minutes were challenging, but I did it!Tada!I was pretty excited that I handled my first long progression run. I guess loading up on junk food is the secret to success, after all. Have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂
- Do you drink the night before a long run?
- Have you ever done a long progression run?
- When was the last time you wore a sombrero?