Morning! Man, Meghann totally whipped my butt this morning on our run.
Before meeting up with Meghann, I had breakfast + coffee.
I had a slightly larger portion of oatmeal to fuel me for my run. My oatmeal contained:
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: unsweetened coconut, strawberries
I drove the Wekiva Trailhead, which has been the site of many arse-kicking long runs, and met up with Meghann at 8 AM.
She was raring to go. I was sleepy!
I packed 100 calories worth of Clif Shot Bloks into my CamelBak for mid-run fuel. These were CLUTCH because I definitely needed the extra calories around the Mile 6.0 mark.
Anyway, like I mentioned, it was just one of those days for me. Meghann set a really challenging pace, and I totally struggled to keep up (but I did!). There was definitely a moment around Mile 9.0 that I gasped out "What pace are we running??" and she looked at her Garmin and exclaimed, "Oh, 8:30!" AHHHH! No wonder I was so exhausted!
Like the Speed Demon she is, Meghann sprinted the last 0.1 mile while I kind of stumbled along the trail, thinking about yakking and sucking in oxygen. 🙂
All in all, it was a successful 12.0 mile run, and I’m definitely glad I had such a dedicated running buddy!
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 2 hours (12.0 miles)
- Calories Burned: 1,100 (estimate)
By the time I got home and showered, I was shaking from hunger. I quickly whipped up my favorite post-long run meal:
About 2 servings of Anne’s Organic mac and cheese and a side salad.
Heaven in cheese form:
I actually might go back and polish off another 1/2 serving of mac and cheese that I already made. I’m STILL hungry.
We have a wine tasting class at 2, so I’m going to take a nap. I know I have questions from last night’s post to answer, so I promise I will get to them later.
Wow I can’t imagine running that pace or for that long! Awesome job!