One more week down! Only 7 weeks to go OMG this is getting so real so quick, goosebumps!Last week was a quick one since I took an extra day off after running the Rock ’n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. 5 miles on Tuesday, 6 on Wednesday and 15 on Saturday. Yes, yes, yes, I run 15 miles on Saturday! And I did it in only 2 minutes more than it took me to run the half marathon the weekend before, so excited! By no means it was fast, but I completed it yay! And I didn’t die after it ha!
Weather really cooperated, it’s finally getting chilly! It actually rained for most of the run, but just tiny raindrops that were refreshing more than annoying.
This week is looking easy, bet I just jinx myself there… Monday:4 miles, Tuesday:6 miles, Wednesday:7 “tempo” miles, Saturday:13 miles. To tell you the truth I don’t see the difference between intervals, tempo and fartlek. Sorry I don’t get it, so what I do is run a little faster and then walk for active rest. It’s working so far, I think LOL
The one thing that I have not started doing yet is fueling while running. I do drink plenty of water and Gatorade, but I can’t “eat” anything. I hate GU. Just can’t deal with it, there is no flavor that I find tasty and I just hate the consistency of it, gross! I tried the performance Jelly Beans also, but then I just found myself not being able to chew them, they just sat in my mouth forever. What is your to go fueling? On races I will accept the half banana, the orange wedge, on my last half I was given an apple wedge, not very chewable either. But I guess I should train on this and see what works, rather than depending on what I get on the course, right? Preferably something salty, even Gatorade starts tasting gross after a while, I have to water it down or I feel all the sugar in my mouth and it doesn’t feel refreshing at all.
I leave you with this little funny “item” I found, need to get one and name it “Marathon” ;P