I was fueled properly, no flirtini's on the menu this week :)
I was looking forward to running to burn off the 2 big slices of bread I had for dinner last night. Gene made some bread called Pan de los Muertos (Bread of the Dead) that was amazing! It's a dessert bread and he made his own glaze for the crust and put some powdered sugar on it... it was to die for, literally!
Before the run I had a bagel thin with some peanut butter on it.
During the run I decided to go with Power Bar Energy Blast chews. My stomach has been getting upset with gels lately. This worked out perfectly and I had no tummy issues.
The trail I ran on was flooded on parts which I knew it was going to be but I figured I'd just follow the detours and it would give me a semi new route without having to think too much into it.
|Took this picture a while a go but this is one of the areas that was blocked off due to flooding|
My legs started feeling fatigued around mile 16 after I walked to drink some water and take some chews. I practice walking for a few seconds while I fueled cause it's most likely what i'll do in the race itself, I always spill water on myself when I try to drink and run, even if I pinch the cup :)
My feet were tired from being on them and my ankles ached a little. One would ache then stop and the other would ache, I told myself they were taking turns. At mile 19.2 I had to pass by my car. For a second I wanted to stop and just jump in my car and go home, but I ran a little harder to finish strong cause there was no way I was quiting with less than a mile left. This is why I usually run out and backs cause I hate to pass my car but with the detours it through me off a little. It felt good to be done with my run at 10:40 am when other runners were just starting theirs!
Finished 20 miles in 3:09 9:26 pace (this included the walking breaks while I fueled)
Total mileage for the weekend was 25 miles. (ran 5 on Sat). This put me at 42 miles for the week.
I tried to stretch and foam roll when I got home but it's hard when this little guy wants all the attention
|Pay attention to me!|
|He decided just to lay on my face while I stretched to get my attention :)|
I leave you with some pics of my boys planting our first garden this weekend :)
|Digging the whole to plant the strawberries|
|My boys planting in our first garden!|
|Dash decided he needed a little break|