My Latest Workouts and What I Ate While Running
Tuesday 10/7- I ran 5 hilly miles on my lunch break and my legs felt so much better than the day before. The weather is starting to cool off and I am able to leave my handheld bottle behind (finally). I ran 5.23 miles in 44:53 (8:35 average). This route also climbed 310 feet.
Wednesday 10/8 1 ran 12 miles. I was hoping to run anywhere between 10-13, so I was pleased with how this run went. I didn't have time to buy any energy gels so I just grabbed some food from the pantry. During my run I ate two Golden Oreos; the first one between miles 4 and 5. It tasted great and I didn't need any water for the first cookie. At mile 8 I ate the second cookie and it was a little harder going down without water. Shortly after that I ran inside a store to buy a bottle of water. I also carried a piece of fruit leather with me but, I didn't end up eating it. Here is the Garmin data.
|There were quite a few stops between red lights and one|
bathroom pit stop. I know that the clock will keep on running
during the marathon. I need to be mindful of the total time spent
|The first mile climbed 126 feet.|
I ran the first 8-9 miles without music. I sometimes speedup unintentionally if a good song comes on the radio. I really want to focus on holding back and negative splitting during the marathon.
Thursday 10/9 Rest- I thought I was going to be sore but, my legs were just tired. I stopped by the local running store and I picked up a few energy gels and chews to try out.
Friday 10/10 I ran a little over 5 miles, and they were hilly. I did this run on Friday evening because I wanted to practice running at night. The Rock n Roll Marathon starts at 430 in the afternoon. When I took off it was breezy and close to dusk. I ran without music or a Garmin. I ran the same route that I ran last weekend... I wish I would have brought my phone because I got to watch the sunset behind the mountains on the other side of the valley.
|Now imagine the sun setting....|
Saturday 10/11 Rest
Sunday 10/12 I ran 9 miles with some tempo pace in the later miles. It was a chilly morning. I wore my black fleece vest... I'm hoping to buy a new running vest before the marathon. One that is moisture wicking/ more breathable. When I run I wear a Nathan running belt. I love that thing to death but, I hate racing with it.
I ran the first 5 miles without music, and at mile 6 I ran inside a convenience store to buy a bottle of water. I also tried a Peanut Butter Heed Energy Gel. It wasn't sweet at all, which was a pleasant surprise. It went down easy and I didn't have any trouble digesting it either. It gave me some energy so I sped up a little during the later miles. Here's the data.
|I stopped my watch when I bought the bottle of water|
Monday 10/13- On my lunch break I did some strength training and I ran 4 miles. I haven't been in the gym in almost a month. I didn't want to workout, but working out my upper body makes me a stronger runner... I did some Roman chair leg lifts, push ups, bicep curls, shoulder raises, shoulder presses, lat pull downs, and cable press downs. Then I ran close to 4 miles (3.99 miles) in 33:18 (total and elapsed time were the same) @ 8:21 average pace.
Tuesday 10/14- I ran 3.99 miles before work. I ran yesterday's route again. It took me 33:46 (total and elapsed time were the same)....
Tomorrow I have 16 miles on the schedule. I'm nervous... But, once I'm out there running it doesn't seem so bad.