Yeah.. that happen yesterday and I thought I was going to die.
Okay, well maybe not completely but MAN THAT IS FAR.
My head was thinking, “Damn, you are a beast! And you totally survived that!” But my legs were yelling, “I hate you, I reallllyyyy hate YOU. Don’t ever do that again, EVER.”
So yeah. That was good.
In reality, I just wanted to see how bad it was and if I could even attempt to run 26.2 miles by Nov. 3rd. So I think I may be able to do it. Maybe.
Haven’t signed up for the Boundary Bay Marathon yet, but maybe by the end of September.
Wanna know how I did it? Welp, I started my morning with a beautiful plate of french toast.
I’m more of a pancake person but these definitely hit the spot.
Then I had left over pizza for lunch. Made this the night before with a homemade buckwheat crust.
Then around 3pm I made myself a weaker than usual coffee. Still bulletproof style except I only used 1 tsp of coconut oil for this baby cup of joe. At 345 I ate 3 Cliff shot bloks. By 415 I was out the door, and during my run I munched on a Cliff bar.
Now, if you know my running style, you will know that I never ever eat anything not even gels (oops) and I also don’t drink anything (double oops).
So yesterday was my first attempt to train my body to accept liquids and energy during long runs.
It went over really well actually! In an effort to start digesting the cliff bar more easily during my run I cut it into cubes before hand, threw it in a zip lock bag, put it into the pocket in my pants, and stuck one in my mouth every 15-30 minutes. I didn’t really chew them – just stuck one in my mouth and kept it in there for a while until it started to slowly disintegrate on its own.. basically just turned into mush. KA-CUTE.
I had no cramps! WAHOOO! That was my biggest concern!
And the views helped keep the mind occupied yet again I also discovered parts of Victoria that I never knew existed – Double bonus!
When I got home I whipped up a little concoction. Fresh grapefruit juice, salt, agave, and water – thirst quencher x100000.
Okay, in all seriousness though. The run was really good. I was a little nervous in the beginning because I have never ran further than 13.6 miles (yes, exactly 13.6). I went really slow to start off. At one point I was running 11 minute miles, but afterwards I was always in between 9-10 minute miles for the majority of the run.
I thought it was going to be more challenging but now I truly believe that the body is capable of WAY MORE than we think! It’s the mind that fools you into thinking you can’t do something but the bod is a wonderful machine. So, thank you body for being so amazing – I sometimes forget
Hope you’re week has started off right!