Saturday, March 14, 2009
What a difference 7 days makes
It's amazing how much better a long run can go when you don't drink a bottle of wine the night before. Brilliant I know :) What a difference this weeks 19 was from last weekends 17. It was cool but sunny, perfect for a run! My legs felt great and the general leg achy pain didn't set in until miles 11/12. I experimented taking the GUs a 1/2 mile sooner than I had been and it seemed to work out a lot better for me. Although I don't know what it is but in the middle of the first gu stop I feel as I am going to regurgitate, it passes, then I'm fine. I never had this happen while training for the first 2 marathons. Weird and kind of gross. Except for that I was able to average a 9:50 min/mile over the 19. Part of this is I'm am also walking while taking Gu as I'm not talented enough during the actual race to keep running while drinking out of the cups and take a gu. Unless they start providing sippy cups I need to practice walking during my runs :) So the time is not as great as in the past but I'm getting there!