Rock that Long-Run

It always requires a little planning.

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Where to run, what’s needed, do I have clean running clothes (since it’s the end of the week)?

Do I need snacks, Camelbak, etc.

I have so much going on right now that I had to organize this little run pretty fast.  Called my sister on the way to work and asked her to ride her bike ahead of me.  She agreed.  That helps a lot.

Those long runs are the key to success of the half or full marathon.  So don’t ever skip them.

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I can’t stand eating that Gu anymore – I gagged the last time I tried to down it.  So I’m going to try and substitute fruit and sport drink instead.

It was cooler today for my 3 mile run.  About as close to easy as any of my runs in the last couple of months.  So I’m getting back in the game.

Running 10 miles sounds like a lot but my longest long run was 20 miles.  The first time I hit 20 my legs ached so bad with every step I took.  What happens is thought that your body adjusts/is conditioned.   It was an amazing journey/fascinating  training for that marathon.

It is a big time commitment though with all of the long runs including recovery and prep.  So this year I opted for the half.

Training wears me out.  I get so tired now by 8:30 at night that I can hardly stay awake…just like right now.

How far are you running and what race are you training for right now?

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6 responses

  1. We had our 20 mile club long run on Sunday. I love to eat Snicker’s bars on these runs. Good strait sugar! GU is basically sucrose also, but does not taste as good as candy bars.
    After I got home I had 0 motivation to do anything. I was wiped out. I kinda read the paper and watched TV. And felt real lazy about it!
    I’m training for the Bay State marathon on October.

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