Monday, September 9, 2013

(Half)Marathon Monday + Roller Coaster Recovery Day!

Oops - sorry I disappeared for 2 weeks!!! I could use the "busy with back to school stuff" excuse, but the real thing I've been distracted by is...dating.  Yup - as in, multiple dates with the same fantastic guy (who I did not meet online - see posts here and here about my thoughts on that!) So anyway - that's all the info I'm blogging about it right now, but it's going well so far and I'm happy! :)

Now, onto the training update.

Last weekend was a "step back" so I ran "only" 8 miles.  I didn't take any fuel with me on the run because I was thinking "it's only 8 miles".  I did the first 4 on a relatively flat route, and the last 4 all up and down hills.  Then I spent the rest of the day feeling nauseous.

So this week, I didn't risk it!  I took EnergyBits before and at mile 7.  I dropped bottles of Nuun at miles 3, 6, and 9.  I carried a baggie with me of 3 cut up dates and 3 cut up dried apricots, and a Honey Stinger gel in case I needed it.  I set out for 11 miles of country roads and rolling hills. 

I felt FANTASTIC.  Seriously - every mile felt so good!!! I couldn't believe it.  It was probably the best run I've ever had.  Even at the tough end miles, my legs still didn't want to give up.  I almost kept going to 13.1 just because I could!  I had a great average pace, so I was really happy!

Then I came home and did a nice ice bath - that was super cold since it wasn't a million degrees outside.  But it helps my legs feel so much better!!

Sunday was rest/recovery day - which I spent most of walking around Hersheypark - the "sweetest place on earth"!!  We rode lots of fun rides, ate some good food, and toured Chocolate World.  It was tons of fun!  It was an "active recovery" day!

2 comments:

  1. Ha! Oh my gosh that ice bath is awesome. I should do one of those some time. Also.... you should blog more about your dates! :)

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  2. So excited for you!! I agree with previous comment we need a little details ;)

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