For the past two weeks I had 18km on the docket for the Sunday long run, and boy were they long. Both days I headed down the lake path to make life easy and not have to think too much about the route, I really just had to focus on running.
I realized today that there is no replacement for gels, as gross as they are they work. I felt sick again after the run, that was even after 3 regular Gatorade's, a larabar and a bunch of fruit to go. I think I will stick with the fruit to go but I have to get my gels for these long runs. That also means I will probably have another water instead which is probably a good thing. All in all though a great run today, except when I was nearly complete I checked runtastic and it had crashed somewhere around 1hr 40m in. Oh well, at least I knew what I had to do to get all my km in for today.
I was reading up a bit on the Scotia run coming up and am really starting to get excited about my first official race. I didn't realize that the half marathon runners get a finishers medal too!
This week I was feeling pretty tired so I kept the running to a minimum, Wednesday I did about 30 minutes on the treadmill, what a strange feeling it was to be running on it after running outside for so long now. Yesterday I went about 4.5 km later in the evening just to help loosen my legs up for today. Today was a tough run and I was definitely feeling it on the way back winding down my last 6km but I kept pushing running harder on the last 3-4 km.
I am calling it a night, it's not even 10 but I know tomorrow I am gonna feel tired and slow so I hope a couple extra hours help me out.