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Marathon Pace Run. This weeks long run was a 13 mile marathon pace run with 2 warm up and cool down. The weather forecast was supposed to be thunderstorms all day, starting around 5AM, so my running partner and I decided to check the radar when we got up and decide. If it was pouring and/or lightning I’d stick to the treadmill. Thankfully, the meteorologist were wrong (aren’t they always) and it didn’t start raining until 2/3’s into our run. Even then it was just a sprinkle. By the time we finished it was really raining and it cut our stretching short.
The run was tough, and again, I rode the struggle bus a bit towards the end, but Kristin is a great motivator and I actually did the last mile at 7:56. My marathon pace will be 8:00 but to adjust to the heat/humidity I wanted to hit 8:15-20. We were successful and hit 8:13 🙂 And just an PSA- Gels do go bad. I took one at mile 8 of the pace portion (mile 10 total) and it had wafer like pieces come out. It tasted fine, but ya… who knows if it actually did anything. Maybe that’s why I struggled toward the end 😉
The Surprising Benefits of Training in the Heat. This article gives me hope that all my summer training is worth it and hopefully I’ll kick butt in Ohio in October! As long as I keep up the other running essentials (foam rolling, hydration proper nutrition, stretching, sleep) I should be ready to toe the line healthy and ready to BQ! Kara likes to remind me…
DATES! Todd got back Saturday from a two week work trip to Israel and brought back A TON of dates! They are SO freakin good and the perfect post run fuel. This picture doesn’t do the amount justice.
Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee! Cold brew coffee is all the rage now and this brand was BOGO at Publix last week, so I had to get some to try. It’s pretty darn good! They say you can drink it cold or hot, but I’m not a fan of it heated up. It’s really good post run!
Halo Top. My Halo Top game is going strong. Can’t stop won’t stop… not even to pump 😉
Graze Box. I got a coupon in the mail for a free Graze Box, and since I’m a sucker for free stuff, I used it. The snacks I got were pretty good, but nothing I’d actually spend money on. I could get more bang for my buck just getting something at the store- which I realize defeats the purpose, but still. I need bigger snacks than that, haha.