Last Saturday I had my first 20 mile run since the Miami Marathon in January. Team CCR (Chloe, Carla, and Ron) as well as my friend Kelly decided to meet at 6am at Seaside. Running from there gave us several water stops as well as trails that are shaded since it's a billion degrees outside. Still. (yeah. thanks mother nature) Bright and early Saturday morning, my alarm didn't go off. Well, maybe it did and I just slept through it. As I'm throwing stuff together, I call Kelly to let her know that I was running late. I was in such a hurry that I put on my running shorts inside out. And it took me about 10 minutes of an 'awkard' feeling to finally figure it out. Running late was no biggie - except that I would be running the last four miles solo.
Once we all finally met up, we took off. Long story short, I felt amazing, even in the heat. Everything just came together. This was a huge booster for me since my running has somewhat taken a back seat to my cycling. Nutrition wise, I was spot on. Water, Cytomax (freaking love that stuff), one Hammer Tropical Gel(yeahhhh caffeine), Hammer Endurolytes and jelly sport beans. And with 5 miles left, I decided to throw something new into the mix. Something that I've never tried before. A 5 hour energy drink! I wanted to test it out to see if my tummy would agree. And it did. My last five miles of the run where around 8:45 - which is pretty darn good for me with 15 miles on top of that and the sun beating down on me. Has anyone else used that durning a race or training? What did you think?
I would like to throw out a huge congrats to Marni from Trimari for qualifying for KONA in Wisconsin over the weekend! If you have not checked out her blog - please do. It's super informative on diet information as well as her awesome race report.
Oh yeah...and the jelly fish sting on my cheek has blistered over. Now I look like I've gotten into a bar fight. Don't mess with me. :) Ha!