Happy Sunday! 🙂
Last night, my late “linner” kept me pretty full until bedtime. I snacked on a slice of whole wheat toast with Barney Butter and a banana-less Green Monster (just spinach, milk, and ice) around 9.
I went to bed EARLY because the girls and I were meeting up for an 11.0-mile training run in the morning!
Today, I tried something different in terms of fueling. Instead of eating more calories on my run, I decided to have a higher-calorie pre-run breakfast. I woke up at 5:15 to be sure I had enough time to digest:
This is what I typically eat on a race day: banana oatmeal with nuts and brown sugar (and a coffee!). Delish!
I met the girls at a new running location. I was pretty excited to run 11.0 miles, but even more excited for new scenery!
Eleven miles is the most any of us have run for MONTHS!
Pre-run stretching/silliness… we were all suppose to be making “funny faces” — how come I’m the only one that did!?!
It was a great run. It’s nice to do long runs with friends. I like to just zone out on my shorter weekday runs with my iPod, but when I’m running for nearly two hours, it’s better to chitchat about boys, work, and life.
I took a shot of goo around mile 6.0:
Clif Shots have officially won my heart over Hammer gels. I think I like them more because they are organic — the flavors are similar and the texture is the same.
And I think the bigger breakfast was a good idea, especially because there was downtime in between eating and running. I couldn’t really do that if I was leaving from my own house for a long run, but it worked today!
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes, 22 seconds
- Distance: 11.01 miles
- Mile 1: 10:25
- Mile 2: 10:14
- Mile 3: 10:09
- Mile 4: 9:07
- Mile 5: 9:11
- Mile 6: 10:12
- Mile 7: 10:17
- Mile 8: 10:17
- Mile 9: 10:45 (this felt like a real struggle)
- Mile 10: 10:01
- Mile 11: 10:35
Post-run cold bev:
And breakfast number two was granola, yogurt, and grapes.
I’m going back to bed…. I’m pooped.
And next week is a taper week on my schedule! No long run… but I am doing a fun 5K race. 🙂