Previous marathon training long runs:
After crashing and burning when I attempted to run 11.0 miles in the heat yesterday (I got to 6.4), I decided to wake up extra early today and try again.
My alarm went off around 6:30 and I was out of the door by 7:15. Before I left, I had an almond butter sandwich with 1/2 serving of Banana Soft Serve. The combo of warm + cold was so delicious! Definitely try this.
I ran 0.75 miles to a parking lot and met up with Michelle. Having a friend to run with AND being in the shade made such a difference. I was a little sore from running 6.4 miles yesterday, so I tried to keep a moderate pace and not push myself up the hills.
Michelle and I said goodbye around mile 7.5 and I continued along my merry way. I took a packet of Hammer Gel (banana flavor – eck!) and the glucose seemed to hit my bloodstream instantly, making me nauseous. I need to remember to eat each packet slowly, not all at once!
Ran by the house around 8.0 and refilled my water bottle… I drank three full bottles today! It’s so hot out there, even early in the morning.
Like my tech tee? :) It’s from Girls on the Run’s Solemates program! I received my welcome package in the mail the other day, and the goodies are great (but within reason for a non-profit, which I really appreciate). The tech tee is SPF 30 and fits nicely.
Have you heard about the Solemates program? It’s a great way for busy people to get involved with the Girls on the Run charity, which teaches tween girls to run a 5K while building self-confidence and other social skills. If you’re too swamped to be a coach, you can be a Solemate. As a Solemate, you run ANY race and raise $262 in the process. The fundraising goes towards funding two girls’ participation in the awesome program. If you want to make your race about something bigger than your own efforts but don’t want to commit to raising a lot of money (some charities require thousands of $$!), Solemates is perfect! If you sign up, tell them Healthy Tipping Point/Operation Beautiful sent you!
I’m a Solemate for my upcoming marathon and I LOVE IT. So cool that my fundraising helps two young girls!
Back to my run…
I started to feel really good around Mile 9, but my attitude took a nosedive around 10.5. The last 0.5 mile seemed to go on FOREVER! But I finished it. 🙂 That’s all that counts.
- Distance: 11.0 miles
- Duration: 1:51:09
- Mile 1: 9:56
- Mile 2: 9:39
- Mile 3: 9:52
- Mile 4: 9:48
- Mile 5: 10:11
- Mile 6: 9:56
- Mile 7: 11:46 <—walking breaks with Michelle
- Mile 8: 10:28
- Mile 9: 9:54
- Mile 10: 9:59
- Mile 11: 9:41
Came home and ate leftover Chinese food. Tofu, veggies, and rice is the ultimate post-long run recovery meal! 🙂
Chinese food at 10 AM… because that’s how I roll. 🙂
Have a great day!
Oh, and… Since the response to the Change the Way You See, Not the Way You Look Week was so overwhelming, I decided to extend it for an extra day. Here are the last bunch of submissions – thanks to everyone who participated!
- Samantha: Turning Points: Learning to Love What I’ve Got
- Laura: Finding MY Healthy Balance
- Jennifer: How healthy eating and running boosted my confidence!
- Erin: True Friends Show Me My True Self
- Melissa: How comparing myself to others made me forget that I’m already beautiful!
- Katie: Embracing My Own Awesomeness
- Candice: Finding Beauty in my Imperfections
- Freya: Body Hate and How To Overcome It
- Sarah: Making Small Steps Towards Celebrating Yourself, As You Are
- Lea: Live Strong, Stay Strong
- Jan: The deep desire to take care of my health changed my mirror’s reflection
- Sarah: Being Strong in Both Body and Mind
- Dez: A Chubby Girls Nightmare: "But you have such a pretty face!”
- Lisa: Follow Your Dreams For Good Health
- Megan: How Learning to Take a Compliment Changed My Outlook
- Jackie: You Are What Makes You Beautiful
- Angie: Weighs in on Negative Self Talk
- Kimberly: Pregnancy Taught Me To Honor My Body
- Alexa: You Are Beautiful!
- Wendy: Raising Two Girls
- Marilou: How I won my fight against the mirror
- Jen: Running Makes Me Feel Free
- Kimberly: Pregnancy Taught Me To Honor My Body
- Errign: Finding Contentment in Myself
- Andrea: How losing control meant gaining balance
- Kristin: Letting go of the girl that use to be, embracing the beauty of who I am today!
- Samantha: Learning that beauty and value are intrinsic, not numerical
- Kaitlin: How Changing Mindsets Changed Everything
- Maggie: I am Strong and Fragile and Unique
- Kiersten: Learning to Love My Body- One Part at a Time
- Lindsey: Embrace Yourself Today
- Monica: Going From a Food Diet to a Positive Thinking Binge
- Robyn: How Running Made Me See My Body In a Whole New Light
- Catie: A Challenge That Everyone Is Capable Of Doing
- Kristina: Running Gave Me Confidence
- Jaclyn: How Coaching Has Allowed Me to Help Young Girls… and Myself
- Laura: Changing Perspectives: Skinny to Healthy
- Katie: My Physical Weight Loss Meant Nothing Until a Psychological Weight Was Lifted
- Sana: How Seeing my Real Face Made Me Feel Beautiful
- Heather: I Learned to Love Myself After 14 Years of Disordered Eating
- Heather: How changing the way I saw helped me embrace true health
- Andrea: Making peace with being myself
- Amber: I’m not perfect, but I’m worth it!
- Caitlin: How Running Gave Me Confidence
- Michelle: Size is Temporary, Feeling Good is Forever
- Melissa: How I’m learning to just be me and not a number on a scale
- Michelle: Stop the Fat Talk and Love Yourself
- Ali: A new mom’s perspective on sharing the message
- Clare: Remembering a Love of Food and Goodbye to Anorexia
- Rebecca: Operation Beautiful–> Operation Rebecca?!
- Janna: Positive Affirmations Can Set You Free