Things I learned today during the 3 hours I spent slogging through the rain and cursing the weather.
1) Running for multiple months on my nice, cushy treadmill has led to me being a wimp. Running on concrete is hard.
2) A marathon is a very, very long ways. It doesn't really sink in until I realize how sore I am after 18 and a marathon is another 8 more miles- ahhhhhhhhhhh. Any idea I had about finishing around four hours- um no don't think so. I will be happy to finish in under 5 hours.
3) New marathon goals- Don't die, don't poop yourself, don't puke. Good to have goals- aim high.
4) Running in the rain kinda sucks and makes me look like hell- more so than usual after a long run.
5) My new hydration pack is awesome
|What happens when you come home and change real fast to jump on the treadmill to finish your run- stuff everywhere|
|Frozen pond- apparently where all the birds in the area hang out.|
|Lonely road running- the best part of the run was on a deserted road I found. Running on the highway because all the trails are packed with snow when it is foggy makes me nervous.|
|Random cemetery that is located between a Fed-ex distribution center and a waste-water treatment facility.|
1) Figuring out fueling- I could tell that I was just out of energy towards the end- need more Gu or something. I ate two and by mile 14 had visions of dancing tacos in my head. Weird but true.
2) I need to reintroduce myself to the world of outside running slowly. My legs have been babied on the treadmill- time to toughen them up.
3) One day I would like to run a long run and still be able to function the rest of the day. Dream big!
How much fuel do you take in during long runs?
Are you able to function like a normal human being after long runs