I paired it with a ton of Sabra hummus and carrots. Oh, I put more salt on the frozen meal which probably already has 55% the daily recommendation of sodium. But, I also drank a gallon+ of liquids yesterday so I figure it evens out.
My blood might actually be salt water. I’m not worried about it.
Long Run Report
I tried something new this morning and had a bowl of cereal before my run. I’ve been eating so much nut butter during the week I did not want toast with PB this morning. It was a risk, but I did not have any stomach issues!
Steve from Sole Runners invited me to run with the group again, but I ended up bailing to get an early start. I meant to get to the beach by 6am, but I didn’t leave my house until close to 6:30.
Since I checked the weather and knew it was going to be HOT today I made the call to just run my usual LR route close by and try to beat some of the heat.
Luckily, Steve emailed me what I should run this weekend. Unluckily, he’s trying to kill me. Yeah, he wanted me to run more than 20 but I was only at 18 last week and just didn’t feel comfortable going past that yet.
But, his nutrition advice saved me! This is what he said:
“Drink every 10 minutes, take electrolytes every 30 and eat every 45. This is the minimum nutrition required. You should consume at least 150 calories an hour after the first hour.
Remember you are just doing time until mile 14 then I need you to drop your miles splits and push through the pain to mile 20.”
I ran 20 miles total (forgot to start the garmin again at some point). Even though I felt better than last week, I don’t think I’m in as good of shape as I was last year (I did 20 miles in 3 hours flat last year during training). I’m struggling with setting a realistic goal given the timeline.
Of possible interest:
The rest of the day is dedicated to hiding from the heat
Question: What are you doing today? What’s the weather like where you are?!