Daily Run: MehJanuary 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Daily Run | 4 Comments
Time of Day: 7:25 AM
Weather: Gusts of 20-30 mph brought the wind chill to 28*. Yesterday’s high: 80*
Duration: 2 hours 4 minutes 53 seconds
Distance: 16 miles
Average Pace: 7:48/mile
Average Heart Rate: I didn’t wear my HR monitor. I’ll probably just wear it for speed workouts now.
Notes: It’s a dreary day here in Central Texas, a stark contrast to the gorgeous, sunny, summer-like Friday. A cold front with a harsh wind just in time for the weekend, and just in time for my long run.
I don’t feel like I had a particularly good run today. It wasn’t bad, but I ran quite slowly. Maybe it was the weather, maybe the hills, or maybe I’m just comparing it to last weekend’s fantastic 15-miler, but I felt lacking in energy today. My legs felt fine, my knee held up well, but I felt lethargic.
Last night I went to bed ridiculously early for a Friday night and woke up before my alarm. Despite my full night’s sleep, I think my body is tired. It’s likely that my two speed workouts and cross-training on the reject elliptical tired me out for my long run.
But like I said, not a bad run. Sometimes that’s all we can ask for, right? I got my 16 miles done in a strong wind and a hilly course.
By the way, Snickers Marathon Energy bar is still my pre-long run bar of choice. I tried a Gu gel for the first time today in Chocolate Outrage. Yummy, for a gel, but I’ll have to try another Gu before I can determine if they work for me or not. My refuel method: No Sugar-Added Carnation Instant Breakfast in Chocolate, mixed with soymilk and canned pumpkin to make a Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie. Delicious. Thanks for the idea, Lacey!
And yes, my pre, during, and post run fuel all contained chocolate.