Buckle your seatbelts! It’s going to be a CRAZY RIDE!

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I haven’t seen Double Digitland since APRIL!  It’s just as wonderful as I remember it, too.  šŸ™‚

 

I slept pretty horribly last night.  Blame it on the nerves — the thought of doing 10.0 miles was literally keeping me up!  I think crossing the line to double digits is a huge moment for all runners, but it’s especially big for me right now because I’m coming back from injury.

 

My alarm went off at 7 AM and I stumbled into the kitchen for some pre-run fuel:

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Runner’s essentials: coffee, water, and toast with Barney Butter.

 

And then I got ready for my run.  It’s such a production to get out of the house when I’m doing my long runs!  After applying my suncreen, I rubbed Body Glide all over my ribcage and back.

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I have an abnormally small ribcage for my chest size, and my sports bras have given me a permanent scar underneath my breasts because the bras slide around too much.  I finally picked up a trial size of Body Glide this week, and I was really curious to see if it would work.

 

Then I fill up my CamelBak with ice and water.  I also packed some Goo:

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And Coconut Water, which is suppose to function like a natural Gatorade.

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To transport the Coconut Water, I poured it into a ziploc bag and tucked in my CamelBak:

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And… then I was off (finally!).  I was rocking my new/old shoes (new shoes, same style as before), and it felt so good to be running in fresh sneakers.  That extra cushioning makes a huge difference in my stride.

 

The 10.0 miles were pretty eventful, I must say!  I felt great the entire time and maintained a pretty good attitude, even when it began to get really hot outside.

 

I drank the Coconut Water (by biting off a corner of the ziploc bag) around mile 4.0.  I instantly noticed a difference in my pace and blood sugar levels.  This stuff is AMAZING.  Will definitely be buying again!

 

I took the goo shot around mile 6.5.   Together, the Coconut Water and goo lasted until about mile 9.0, which I started to get REALLY hungry again.  Luckily, I was almost home, but I should’ve packed an emergency goo in my bag in case I needed it.  It’s just been SO long since I’ve run this far that I forgot all the good tricks.  šŸ™‚

 

And the Body Glide was AMAZING.  I have no chafing at all.  I would literally be bleeding around by ribcage after 10.0 miles normally. I give Body Glide two HUGE thumbs up.  Will definitely buy again!

 

  • Duration:  1 hour, 44 minutes, 30 seconds
  • Distance: 10.0 miles

 

Wahoo!

 

I came home, showered, stretched, iced my knees, and cooked brunch:

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Whole wheat pancakes with cashews and almonds – my favorite!

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And a banana and real maple syrup:

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A nap is definitely in order!  The Husband and I are going to the Taste of the Nation party tonight, which should be fun.

 

Have a beautiful Saturday!

{ 62 comments }

 

  • trialsoftraining August 29, 2009, 8:06 am

    Congrats on getting back into the Doubles – definitely an accomplishment!! šŸ™‚ And OMG – those pancakes look sooooo good! Yum

  • Oh She Glows August 29, 2009, 8:07 am

    Yawhoo is right!! Way to go girlfriend. Returning to the DD's after injury is a huge thing. Thanks for the coconut water review, I have been wondering what it is like. I may have to get some.

    By the way- do you find the camelback moves around or bothers you at all?

  • Lori August 29, 2009, 8:07 am

    Great run!

    I love coconut water, too. It's amazing the energy shot you get right from the first sip. Apparently it has more potassium than a banana, too! And it's yummy šŸ˜€

  • Cait (Cait's Plate) August 29, 2009, 8:08 am

    Congrats on the double digits! So exciting!

    That brunch looks like the perfect post-run fuel šŸ™‚

  • sarah August 29, 2009, 8:12 am

    CONGRATS! looks like a total success!!!

    i am headed on my first DD run in a while tomorrow. 10 is just one more than 9, right?

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) August 29, 2009, 8:15 am

    Wow, Caitlin! That is amazing!

    Thanks for the tip on the body glide – I never heard of that!

    And I just realized, after all this time of following you, that I didn't have you on my blogroll! Corrected! Have a great weekend!

  • Mica August 29, 2009, 8:15 am

    Congrats on getting back to double digit land!

  • Lizzy August 29, 2009, 8:22 am

    AMAZING! congrats caitlin! thats such an awsome accomplishment! and its so awesome that all the new stuff that you bought all worked out! yay!

  • Dayna (HopefulRunner) August 29, 2009, 8:25 am

    Hey!
    I'm getting ready for my 11 mile run this morning…it's the first double digit run since my half marathon on 8/1 and just like you, I didn't sleep a wink due to anxiety about the distance. Your post made me feel better and all the sudden, I am a little more motivated to do this run!
    Thanks, should be a good one!
    Dayna

  • Dori August 29, 2009, 8:25 am

    I have the same ribcage problem! My ribs are extremely close to each other. The absolute BEST bra for this is the Lululemon TaTa Tamer. It come in regular bra sizes as low as 32. I def recommend it. Body Glide sounds great too.

    I want to like coconut water but I just don't. I know how great it is though. And your breakfast looks amazing. Congrats on the run!

  • MelissaNibbles August 29, 2009, 8:28 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! I'm training for a race as well and I'm super nervous about running the double digits. I've never run that far, but I know I can do it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Valerie (College Girl Eats) August 29, 2009, 8:31 am

    Body Glide really is the best! I use it everytime I run! Congrats on the double digits, you must feel amazing!

  • irunisweat August 29, 2009, 8:31 am

    We were doing our long runs the same time this AM… I got in 12 (which was an important run for me, I've got a 1/2 in 2 weeks!). I love the coconut water idea. I am going to have to try that.

    How many ounces does your camelback hold??

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) August 29, 2009, 8:31 am

    Congratulations!! Fabulous job. The first time I entered double digit land I was so excited. I haven't been back in a while though.

  • Kim August 29, 2009, 8:32 am

    WTG on your 10 mile run!! It sounds like it went very well!!

    I just did 10 miles for the first time ever last Saturday and loved it! I can't wait to run 10 again next Saturday.

  • Courtney W. August 29, 2009, 8:32 am

    You go, girl! Way to be! This is such phenomenal morning inspiration! šŸ˜€ THANKS for sharing all of your tricks. I have heard about that coconut water, now I will have to try some, since you gave it an a-okay! šŸ˜€

    My next long run is going to be ten miles, I am pretty excited for SUNDAY!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 29, 2009, 8:33 am

    ALL YOU LOVELY LADIES ARE GOING TO ROCK YOUR LONG RUNS!!! WAHOOO

    ohsheglows – camelbaks move around a little bit, but not too much. you get used to it.

    irunisweat – it holds 1.5 liters (and i drink every drop).

  • Eve August 29, 2009, 8:35 am

    Congrats on the great run! You must have felt so good to accomplish that after a long hiatus. The body glide sounds great! I always get chafing under my breasts as well. Good to know about the product.

  • Jenny August 29, 2009, 8:42 am

    ow ow way to kick those double digits tush! sounds like the prep for your run was workout enough for me šŸ™‚

  • inmytummy August 29, 2009, 8:43 am

    Great job! I'll have to try the coconut water on a run. I've had it but never while running.

  • Julie August 29, 2009, 8:44 am

    Wow great run! I must say, coconut water is amazing. I have it after my harder workouts on the weekends and it litterlly makes me feel 100% replenished after I drink it.

    Question – did it take you a while to get used to wearing 2 knee sleeves? I have worn one on my right knee for almost 2 years (runners knee) and have been experiencing pain in my left knee for a while. I got a sleeve for it but I feel like wearing two of them slows me down and it's so hard getting used to it.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 29, 2009, 8:48 am

    julie – no i never had trouble getting used to the knee sleeves, but not wearing them isn't an option so i didnt have a choice LOL. im sorry you have bad knees, too šŸ™

  • Shannon August 29, 2009, 8:59 am

    Congratulations! I will be very nervous before doing 10 miles again….it was my last 10 miles that has had me off of running for 3+ weeks. You've earned a good nap before your night out!

  • learnruneatrepeat August 29, 2009, 9:00 am

    Congrats on your double digits! I love that you took a Ziploc bag of coconut water haha. Do you think you could just mix it in the Camelbak with your regular water so that you wouldn't have to carry an extra bag?

    Those pancakes look delish! Enjoy your weekend!

  • L. Simone August 29, 2009, 9:01 am

    Oh I love me some coconut water!! Glad to hear you loved it and really felt its redeeming qualities. Taste wise, I believe the ZICO brand coconut water is the tastiest…I also think the plain straight up coconut taste is the best, however nothing beats the flavor a unprocessed coconut water…aka, buy a young coconut and drink the water inside. Seriously a world of difference!

    Aghh, anyways, congrats on the 10 mile run. SO PROUD!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 29, 2009, 9:03 am

    learnruneat- yes you could, and i might try that, but i wasnt sure if it would like it and didnt want to commit that fully LOL

  • Justine August 29, 2009, 9:03 am

    Welcome back to Double Digits! I'm planning a couple more weeks until I'm back in the doubles. I'm coming back from a pulled hamstring/adductor and it's taken a while to get my mileage back up after a few months off. Can't wait though!

  • K from ksgoodeats August 29, 2009, 9:09 am

    CONGRATS!!! That must have felt amazing! Love the nut addition to your pancakes – sounds 10x better than normal šŸ™‚

  • megan @ megzz wins at life August 29, 2009, 9:10 am

    Wahhooo!!! Way to go Caitlin.. I have never tried coconut water but I keep reading how amazing it is on all the blogs..

    I have been increasing my miles to about 6.. In the fall I am going to start my 1/2 marathon training program I am not sure if I am going to get a fuel belt or a camelback.. Is the camelback heavy? does it bother you at all during your run?

  • Healthy Beach Bum August 29, 2009, 9:11 am

    That BodyGlide sounds really interesting! What a great run girly.. you are amazing! Loving those pancakes šŸ™‚

  • Running, kind of. August 29, 2009, 9:17 am

    Man! I will have to give the coconut water a try! And in a ziplock baggie? Hm…so that worked out? I am surprised it didn't leak out all over the place!

    I swear by body glide. I even put it around my ankle for the race chips after I nearly cut my ankle off with a chip once. I tend to swell around the ankles so the chip (on a strap around the ankle) rubbed me raw for 13 miles! I still have a scar but have learned my lesson.

    Great job on your 10! And welcome back to the double digits! Awesome!!!!

  • MarathonVal August 29, 2009, 9:19 am

    I have to admit, at first I thought the coconut water in a ziploc bag trick sounded a bit nuts, but now I think I may give it a shot! šŸ˜‰ I just would be worried that it woudl leak… maybe I'll double bag it.

    Maybe I'll throw some into a couple travel sized shampoo bottles or something to throw them into my SpiBelt pouch…

  • Mandee Lei August 29, 2009, 9:30 am

    All three of you look like sisters to me. I can definitely tell that you all have a sisterly bond between you. Makes me envious (in a good way!)

  • NYgirl@heart August 29, 2009, 9:33 am

    Hey! I was wondering…your pre-run fuel seems to be really little for such a long run! I know everyone is different but it seems as if you didn't eat enough for such a long run! Or do you just feel better knowing you can fuel more along the way?
    Either way, awesome job on reaching double digits! YAY!!

  • Pam (Highway to Health) August 29, 2009, 9:33 am

    Congrats on the great run! I will have to try the coconut water during my runs. Thanks for the advice!

  • Susan August 29, 2009, 9:35 am

    Yay! Congrats Caitlin!! šŸ˜€ I'm starting to get closer to the double digits and I seriously can't wait! Sometimes I don't sleep well before runs either – too exctied šŸ˜‰

    I LOVE coconut water. I buy it even though it's crazy expensive because it works like none other for me – without the gross sugary aftertaste of sports drinks. On my long bike rides, I mix it with water and put it in my bottles.

    Have fun tonight!!

  • Rosey Rebecca August 29, 2009, 9:35 am

    Yay for double digits! I fuel for workouts the same exact way: PB toast and coffee. šŸ™‚

    Your pancakes look awesome!

  • angieinatlanta August 29, 2009, 9:37 am

    Congrats! What a big accomplishment! I hope to see double digits one day!

    And those pancakes look so yummy!

  • Emily August 29, 2009, 9:48 am

    Congrats on your long run! That is awesome. All those little tricks of double-digit runs come back to you quickly, huh? I actually am learning to love and crave long runs and short runs drain me. Have a great weekend!

  • Emily August 29, 2009, 9:49 am

    Congrats on your long run! That is awesome. All those little tricks of double-digit runs come back to you quickly, huh? I actually am learning to love and crave long runs and short runs drain me. Have a great weekend!

  • randomlymikey August 29, 2009, 10:00 am

    wow! awesome morning! you rock girl. have fun tonight.

  • Helga August 29, 2009, 10:06 am

    Congratulations on the double digits run Caitlin! You rock. And your brunch looks gooood šŸ˜‰

  • Julia August 29, 2009, 10:17 am

    What an awesome run! Congrats on the double digits!
    I can't imagine my sports bra making me bleed! Good thing you found the body glide!

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) August 29, 2009, 10:24 am

    I love that coconut water, glad to hear it helped your run! Unfortunately I don't use it for sports purposes, just pleasure! šŸ™‚

  • Kiki (Run Kiki Run) August 29, 2009, 10:29 am

    ouch sorry to hear about the scarring. hope u're feeling much better now. x

  • emily August 29, 2009, 10:35 am

    Awesome job getting back to double digits! I NEED these posts as I entire 1/2 marathon training! šŸ™‚

  • Jenna August 29, 2009, 10:35 am

    pancakes look great!
    congrats on your run girl!!

  • Megan (southerngracesblog) August 29, 2009, 10:50 am

    Congrats on your run!! That's awesome…10 miles šŸ™‚ I hope you have a fun day!!

  • platipus329 August 29, 2009, 11:00 am

    Congrats! I just hit double digits for the first time yesterday, I agree it is soo exciting

  • Shannon August 29, 2009, 11:23 am

    CONGRATS!! great run šŸ™‚ and yes, you and kelly do look like sisters!

  • Melissa Gordon August 29, 2009, 12:36 pm

    CONGRATS on the long run!

  • Meganerd August 29, 2009, 12:37 pm

    Great job on the run! šŸ˜€

  • ~Jessica~ August 29, 2009, 12:53 pm

    Such a brilliant achievement: I'm totally in awe of how spectacularly you've bounced back from injury stronger than ever. You dealt with it so well and were both sensible and proactive in your recovery, which has obviously paid off in the long run (pun fully intended) I have much to learn from you, sensei…

    I'm thinking of signing up for a ten miler in November but am pretty intimidated by the concept…the furthest I've ever gone is 8.7 miles, this morning!

    Keep riding the double digit high

    xoxox

  • Niki August 29, 2009, 1:20 pm

    Awesome job on your 10-miler!! I loved seeing the "production" of getting ready for a long run, because I feel the same way when I prep for longer runs.

    Thanks for the tip on the coconut water, I just might have to try that. I also find myself in need of a Camelbak or some type of fluid holding device.

    I haven't tried the Body Glide, but when I started noticing chaffing from my shorts this spring, I tried Dr. Scholl's Miracle Shield (which I had bought to help prevent blisters with my high heels, haha), and it works fabulously!

    P.S. The pancakes look amazing!!!!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 29, 2009, 1:55 pm

    Congrats on your 2 digit run!!! The pancakes look awesome!

  • Roberts August 29, 2009, 2:55 pm

    Great job on your 10 miler!! Awesome! I did 7.5 yesterday which is my longest yet. I'm slowly getting there. Hope to run a 1/2 maybe in Dec. or the DIsney Princess in March. I like to train slow =)

    I have a ? about your knee sleeves – are they Pro Techs? I use the Pro Tech arch supports and really like them. But now I am having trouble with my left knee and what I guess is PT syndrome, is this what you have? I have the little strap (also Pro tech) that is just like a band that goes right under your knee cap to help with alignment and have used that for ~week with success, but wonder if I should try a sleeve regularly too? Any insight on what you prefer or have you always just used a sleeve?

  • Gab* August 29, 2009, 4:45 pm

    Well done! Your brunch looks delicious!

  • seesaraheat August 29, 2009, 4:59 pm

    Totally awesome, all of it. You rock girl! I'm glad to hear the coconut water works, I'm going to have to try it now šŸ™‚

  • Tay August 29, 2009, 7:26 pm

    WOOOHOOOOO congrats!! That is such a great landmark – I completely remember my first 10 mile run and can't wait to get back. You rock girl!

  • *Erica* August 30, 2009, 8:50 am

    Congrats on getting back to double digits!! I did 10 miles this morning also…it feels amazing!

    Thanks for the review of Body Glide. I, too, have permanent scars from where my sports bra has rubbed over the last 5 1/2 years. I never knew there was such a thing to prevent it. Gah. Well I'll have to get some!

  • Erica August 30, 2009, 7:24 pm

    ahhhhhhhh great job! You rock. I need to get a camel back so bad!

  • Sara September 1, 2009, 3:59 pm

    There are plenty of bras that are made for smaller band sizes – it's a shame that the ones you find are scarring you like that! Freya Active, for example, makes very good sports bras in smaller band sizes (I bought the wireless one in a 28 and it's very snug and secure). Remember when you go down a band size to add a cup size to get the same volume, so if you normally wear a 34C, for example, try 32D, 30DD, or 28DDD. Figleaves.com and Bravissimo.com have a wide range of sports bras in a 28-32 band size. (I used to wear a 34 band when I'm actually a 28/30 and had permanent red 'scars' in my shoulders from the straps. Once I was in the right size for a few months, they went away, so maybe the same can happen for you. Good luck!)

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