Sunday runs are the best I love them!
*check out the awesome clouds in my glasses
I know it’s Tuesday but I never got a chance to share my run with you guys. I was originally going to aim for a PDR but seeing as my training plan called for 9 miles last week and I did 11! I decided to drop down to 10 and that way I’d be right on track for my plan.
Last week I made the majority of my run downhill, aside from the monster 2km hill so this week I mapped out an opposite route that would leave me running 80% of my 10 miles ALL. UP. HILL.
I know, I’m hardcore.
As mentioned on facebook, and most likely before, the entire half marathon course I’ll be running is all a slight downhill so I thought it’d be smarter to train going uphill. I hope to get a better time in doing so.
I started up on the mountain so the first 4km’s were pretty flat. I got passed by an old man and when I met up with him later on the stairs, he told me he runs for 2 hours EVERY DAY! I was very impressed. He and his old man friends made fun of me for getting passed by “a geezer” in their words.
The only downhill part of my run were the wentworth stairs….which you can’t really run….I do go pretty fast and steady, but they are scary and steep
However, the entire run went really great. I always try to say “Good Morning” to every single person I see, regardless if they say it back or acknowledge me or not
I actually want to make a shirt that says “Good Morning” on the front and “Have a GREAT day” on the back just for my long runs
Aren’t all long runs amazing??
I’ve been experimenting with fuel and I seriously can’t believe I’ve never fueled during my long runs before last week – GU’s are like magic! My last two LSD runs have had me feeling great since consuming a chocolatey GU in the middle of my run. So far, so good. So I’ll continue to test flavour combos and see what gives me maximum performance
I had to toss this picture in - it’s not fair that some bloggers only post hot pics of themselves….it doesn’t give you an accurate image of me – I have MAD facial experision lines, a chipped tooth and a chin mole that I despise. FACT.
Anyway, overall I am finally beginning to remember my love of longer distances and how eventually the run just feels so magical it far exceeds the short sprinting you have to do in shorter distances
1. What’s your favourite distance to run?? and/or race??
I love running for 10 miles I think it’s long enough that I feel hardcore but short enough that I don’t feel too tired after
2. do you fuel for long runs?? what are your top fuel picks??
3. have you ever raced a entire downhill race?? how good was your time??
My realistic goal time for this half is sub 2:30. I really don’t think I’ll be able to top that, as my 10 miler took me over 1:45 to finish. I still have to run 3 more miles! I am hoping all this uphill training will make my downhill race time even better