My alarm went off at 5:15 AM this morning, and by 6:15, I was out on my 11 mile run. It was only 81.2°F, 64.3% humidity, with a 14.2 mph wind. The run was pretty good—it certainly felt better than my first attempt at 11 miles, and even better than last week's 11 mile run, which wasn't too bad.
I didn't eat prior to my run, except for 1 Hammer Gel, right as I was heading out the door. I carried 20 oz. of Gatorade G2 with me, along with 2 Hammer Gel packets. I started sipping the G2 after 4 miles, consumed the first Hammer Gel at 5 miles, continued sipping G2 every couple of miles, as needed, and had the final Hammer Gel at 9 miles.
My run took 1:57:03, with an average heart rate of 158 bpm, with an average pace of 10:39/mile. For comparison, last week's 11 mile run took 1:56:53, with an average heart rate of 163 bpm, and an average pace of 10:38/mile. I also lost 5.5 lbs. of sweat.
Wow, that is a TON of sweat! I'm sure non-runners would think it's gross, but I just think it's pretty darn impressive. Keep up the hard workouts!
Posted by Laura on 6/9/2008 9:45:49 PM
When you think of it in non-running terms, it does seem a little gross, and I debated talking about the new shorts in the next post, for fear of TMI, but you're right--to runners, it's all good. For the record, I did feel as though I'd been retaining a little water Saturday into Sunday, so I'm really not surprised about the weight fluctuation.
Posted by Bryan on 6/9/2008 11:44:28 PM