Another week down in marathon training!
Saturday - 6 mile run. I had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. I wanted to be up and out the door by 5:30 AM. It was closer to 6:30 before I was out the door. Once I got going, it was a great run.
Sunday - 12 mile long run. It was hard getting up and out the door again. But, by 6:30 AM, I was on my way. I didn't really have a plan where I was going to go so I just started running and ventured down some new roads. I wound up on a few dead ends, but overall it was a great route. Lots of shady areas, lots of corn fields and virtually no traffic.
I tried my first GU ever on this run! I'm trying to experiment with what will work for me. I had a chocolate one. It wasn't bad, actually tasted pretty good and I didn't get sick or anything. I bought a few different things to experiment with on the long runs. For some reason the gels still sort of freak me out. I think it's because I've been trying to eat somewhat healthy and eating some sort of artificial gel concoction (that just tasted like chocolate frosting out of a can) doesn't seem like it should be healthy for you! But, I'll keep experimenting and maybe I'll get over that feeling! It's not like I have a problem treating myself to packaged/processed stuff from time to time when I get cravings. :-)
I think this run took it out of me. I haven't been sore or anything, I was just really, really tired the rest of the day and barely wanted to get off the couch. I had a picnic I needed to go to in the afternoon. I really wanted to blow off but felt I needed to go. Once I got myself going again, I was OK but I went to bed really early again last night to try to catch up on some sleep. I need to make sure I'm staying rested on the weekends and not trying to pack too much into them with all the extra running!