long runs before an event are for learning what works
breakfast peanut butter toast on whole wheat and cup of coffee
compression pants, older shoes (love these shoes), camelbak filled with water Garmin 305, ipod fully charge , brought money and cell phone both were not needed but liked knowing I had them, 1 pack of red shot blox, and 1 granola bar. I was hungry
running for almost 4 hours I need more nutrition along the way. forgot chapstick but did not need it.
it rained almost the entire run which I thought was going to be annoying but I found I liked the cooling rain!
I like long runs on the weekend because so many runners are out doing the same thing and I feed off of their energy and it makes it easier to keep moving. Last night I have pasta and and that is an excellent meal prior to long run no meat. I got to bed early. I got out the door 0800~early is good maybe even 0700 would be better
I was going for a negative split but that did not happen but I did not fade. pretty consistent the entire run.
the last mile was torture. I wanted to walk, actually I wanted to lay down!! My mind forced my legs to keep going. This was only 17.6 miles so I have to be certain to keep training or I will never be ready in 50 days!
I love this process. and I am in awe of fast distance runners~how do they do it actually run for a full marathon? I am jogging no way on earth I can run more than 6 miles without dying!!
ok now to find something yummy to eat