I did it! 17 miles at a solid 9 minute mile pace! My goal pace for the marathon is about 8:30, so this was good for me. The best part…I felt great. Not the whole time, those middle miles were rough, but I pushed through and ended up feeling like a rockstar.
Around mile 7 I popped two shot blocks:
And then 2 more around mile 13. I have to walk while I chew these, because apparently I am incapable of chewing and swallowing while running. We all have our gifts, I suppose. For this reason, I think I prefer the gels, but the minute or so of walking was nice to look forward to!
I also mixed half Gatorade with half water in my NEW handheld waterbottle!!!
After an hour, I sipped this every fifteen minutes or so.
The combination of the sports drink and shot bloks kept my energy levels stable, and definitely kept me going for two and a half hours.
Recovery was obvi a HUGE Green Monster and about thirty minutes of this:
My tummy feels somewhat off :[ So I’m slowly eating sushi as I type this…
I know my hunger will hit, but for now I’m just making sure to hydrate!
I should get the worst blogger ever award, because guess who forgot to take pictures while in
Austin Foodie Capital of Texas? Sorry friends, but I can tell you there was glorious indian food, vino, and .85 pounds of frozen yogurt. :]
That’s all for now, unfortunately my weekend will be spent tackling this guy
With a little bit of COLLEGE FOOTBALL mixed in! WRECK EM TECH!
Let’s see a lot of that tonight boys!