What a cold morning it was. I have about had it with the cold. Bring on the sunshine please! I am very glad I decided to put on that extra layer. I wish I would have put on my windbreaker instead of my vest..brrrrr! Hopefully this will have the last weekend that I will have to dress like an Eskimo during my long run. ( I will try to ignore the snow in the forecast for Wed.) On to the run……..
Miles 1-2 (9:35 and 9:36 ) Consistent! I felt so cold and was kind of bloated and worrying about how the run was going to go
Miles 3-4 (9:15 and 9:16) Consistent! I felt a bit better than the first few miles. I aleady know I need a bit to warm up for a long run. (fuel-Gatorade)
Mile 5-6 (9:34 and 9:29) Consistent-mostly! I felt really good finally. (fuel-some Gu and water)
Mile 7-8 (9:45 and 9:17) Inconsistent! The turn around was at mile 7, there was fuel(Gatorade) again at mile 8. I had some, because the less than half Lemon Lime Gu that I had at mile 6 was not doing me any good. It was too nasty to finish. I like the chocolate flavors the best.
Miles 9-10 (9:20 and 9:22) Consistent! Potty break. After this I was happy to only have 4 more, but felt it hard to get moving again…..
Miles 11-12 (9:31 and 9:33) Consistency! Ugh. I was hurting…but so close to the end. I felt like blah.
Miles 13-14 (8:55 and 8:13) Inconsistent! Sub 9’s for the last 2 miles! We ( Andi and I) tend to finish strong for some odd reason…ha. It was fun. I felt relaxed and energized.
Distance: 14.02 miles
Avg Pace: 9:19 ( 2 seconds slower than my first 14 miler, but I ran .02 longer…so we will just call it a tie.) 🙂
This was probably my most consistent run in a long time. I did not even try. That is most likely why it was consistent! I had no breathing problems unless you count losing my breath while talking too much!
On tap for Sunday: No clue
What is your favorite Gu like gel flavor?
What is your least?