Daylight Saving Time (or rather, the lack thereof) certainly got the best of me this week. I attempted to run on the treadmill three times, with decreasing success each time. I am going to try a few different things over the next week or two, including running at work before heading home and just sucking it up and getting out for a dark run. I’ve got lots to look forward to in the next week, including a half marathon on Saturday!
I’m also very excited about the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Kick Off Reception this Friday, November 18, at MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre. There’s going to be food and drink, unveiling of the t-shirt design, raffle for 25 lottery exemptions, and more! If you’re interested in joining me, register here!
Monday 11/7: 2 shakeout miles on the treadmill (30:00) followed by the Stability Performance Workout
Tuesday 11/8: REST! Glorious rest day. Got up early to cast my ballot and then relaxed the rest of the day. Took a long bath and spent a little extra time with my foam roller and doing some yoga.
Wednesday 11/9: 3 treadmill miles (45:00) 15’00” pace followed by the Stability Performance Workout
Ugh. I hate running on the treadmill – I feel very slow, because I have to program in a speed and it all feels so hard because I’m not going anywhere.
Thursday 11/10: AM: Hatha Yoga with Alison |
PM: 6 mile s
Yoga on Thursday morning was great – my teacher just finished both the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon! I’m considering signing up for her Yoga for Athletes series in February next year.
I didn’t end up running 6 this evening. Traffic was a bit more than usual and by the time I made it home, I wasn’t up to running. I’m chalking this one up to no more daylight saving time. I moved this run to Saturday thinking that I need to get used to longer back-to-back runs anyway.
3 miles 1.5 miles… I hate Treadmill running, and I hate morning run… a morning treadmill run? I don’t even know why I thought that would happen.
Yoga 6 Mile run (1:15:26) 12’31” pace
A fairly uneventful run, felt alright, even great at some points. Made sure to rest and stretch anticipating my longer Sunday run.
Sunday 11/13: 10 Miles (2:04:34) 12’27” pace?
My Garmin may have eaten this run – I’m hoping that it will sort itself out and reappear, but I’m not holding my breath. My number above are probably a little off since I think I actually ran a bit less than ten miles. Oh well. My right knee was aching by mile 9… definitely time to return to some of my PT exercises.
I tried Hüma gels during this run – I liked the flavors alright, but I’m not super convinced they would be my go to fuel source. I’m trying to get away from Gus and other gels because of all of the artificial ingredients. I thought Hüma gels, made with chia seeds and other “natural” ingredients, would be a nice alternative. I will probably just need to try them more!
Total mileage for the week: 21 miles
My question for you this week is what kind of fuel do you use when you run long?