In the 6 Tips for Running Resiliency post a few of you asked what was going on in the below picture.
It was at the end of my first marathon. I didn’t eat anything the entire marathon (I did have a little bit of gatorade) because I had no idea you were supposed to (now I start fueling at mile 5-6). I did all of my training on a treadmill so I am sure the hills were a little tiring for me. I was trained for a 3:35-3:40 (that is what my training plan was for) marathon and ran a 3:20 (I am just a tad bit competitive) so at the end I was done. My leg muscles gave up and I just wanted to sit there for a while and they were all concerned. I was fine, I just couldn’t feel my legs for a few minutes;)
I think it took my Garmin around 38 minutes this morning to find the satellites.
Today was a nice and slow easy run and by the time I got home my hair was drenched from all the water in the air.
Back when we lived in Utah, Billy and I would come stay in Southern California during the summers for two months (amazing part about teaching…you still get a check in the summer… although not very much;) so I have ran these roads many many times and I love them.
I always see Monica and Skinny Runner going on walks and all sorts of fun adventures on Instagram and their blogs so I decided to crash their party and join them. Always inspiring to hang out with these running machines. The two nicest and funniest girls you will find. I wish I could join their walks every day. Brooke was mad we had to leave.
Reason #1452 I love staying at my in-laws. Costco sized boxes of Raisin Bran. The breakfast of champions.
For lunch I had my MIL’s leftover fish salad. Just as good as it was yesterday and I had some almond butter toast too.
Brooke is living it up here.
Did you have a slow and easy run or a fast run today? Or I guess somewhere in between?
What was your lunch today?
What miles do you start fueling for your races? Have you ever not fueled during a race? Which one(s)?
Do you live in a hilly area or a flat area?
-We live in the flattest city on earth but running at my in-laws house is hilly city!