Last Long Run in Pico

I hope this is my last long run in Pico. I really  need to drive to a better running spot for anything over 8 miles because it gets super tedious around here. And I kinda feel like a weirdo.

This morning I did 13 miles all around town. I have a route that is 9 miles, but had to run through some areas twice. At least I know where the 7-11 is located and I stopped for water!

Pre-run I took a pic with my dogs icon smile Last Long Run in Pico IMG 9589 thumb Last Long Run in Pico

and fueled up with a bagel with almond butter and coffee.IMG 9584 thumb Last Long Run in Pico

Then, I filled my handheld water bottle with Gatorade and was ready to go! I used to be super anti-drinking calories – even when I was running! But, I tried drinking Gatorade on my last long run and think it helped me keep going. I don’t like eating while running, but I do need some sugar and salt for longer runs like this.

I may experiment with a few other things as I continue to train though.IMG 9586 thumb Last Long Run in Pico

Right when I came home Matt was scrounging around the kitchen for breakfast. I made him eggs and toast and stole a piece of toast with jelly.

Then, I made a massive Smoothie in a Bowl. I love these after long runs!! Then, I topped it with granola and PB Puffins. There were a lot of PB Puffins consumed that missed the camera icon smile Last Long Run in Pico IMG 9591 thumb Last Long Run in Pico

My SIAB runneth over…

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I also just cut up a watermelon and ate a ton of it while slicing. It’s one of the perks of being the resident watermelon cutter icon wink Last Long Run in Pico

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  1. says

    funny about needing to find a better LR route. i’m in a similar boat and i’ve had people tell me i run “too much” because they see me running the same loop multiple times for a long run hah!

  2. Dynamics says

    How do you get a sweet watermelon? The last two I purchased were dudes. I tried the thumping and I tried buying the heaviest one with the yellow belly. Not sweet. One I had to throw away it was so bad.

  3. says

    Awesome job on the long run! Oh Puffins – I haven’t bought those in the ages, they are one of the cereals I cannot stop eating once I start.

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