Sorry I neglected to take a photo before I annihilated it. I was hunnnngry. I got to bed at a decent hour, made sure I got a full eight hours and took a leisurely morning to fuel for my run. I woke up at 8:00 (for those of you who’ve been getting up at 6am all summer to run before it’s 9,000 degrees out know how absolutely THRILLING it is to get up at a human hour for a long run), got coffee from the local bakery, had toast with peanut butter and half a grapefruit (and gummy vitamins), and sat on my bum for a couple hours.
When I was at Target on Thursday I picked up a couple of CLIF Shot Bloks to try out for my long runs.
I actually really liked the taste of these, and they definitely kept me feeling fueled longer and better than Gatorade does. They’re extremely chewy, so I really had to walk while I chewed them, but since my plan for the marathon is to walk through water stations, these could definitely work for me. I had one “shot” about every 3 miles, for a total of 5, so the 6 in the pack will probably serve me really well in next weekend’s 18 mile tune-up. I’ll keep you posted.
So how did the run go?
I ran 16 miles in 2 hours and 35 minutes, for an average pace of 9:41, which puts me right on track to run next weekend in under 3 hours (my goal). I walked up most of Prospect Park’s “big hill” on my fourth and final loop in the park, which I’d prefer not to have done, but I finished my last two miles strong so I really can’t complain. New distance PRIDE.
Time to go eat those leftovers!