All things running associated are running through my head right now. I had my last training run last night and it went …differently. We had 4 miles map’d out and the first mile I ran way too fast because I was so darn excited. How fast? 10:57. That’s fast for me. After that, things went a little south. The run felt hard, my legs felt dead tired, and my heart just wasn’t in it. But, you wouldn’t have known that by my overall pace – 12:18 (I think). That’s a tad quicker than I usually run! So, on paper, the run looks pretty well, though I know how hard it felt! I’m chalking it up to tired legs and from just being plain worn out myself.
Aside from that, I woke up in the middle of the night last night feeling a pain in my shin. Uh oh. So, I have plans of icing and resting that baby tonight. No worries since it doesn’t actually hurt to walk and I’m not even thinking of sprinting across the parking lot to see how it feels. No worries, right?
Now, onto socks. I’ve been running in dry wick (is that right?) socks that have compression around the arch. I love those socks. They are thin, cheap, and I’ve used them for 2 years now. They hold up really well. Everything was fine till this past Saturday. 10.5 miles did a number on my feet. Blisters? Yes. Lucky for me, they didn’t pop (ew) or anything and they’re not bothering me as of right now. But, my thoughts are…should I try a thicker sock this Saturday or just stick with these and deal with the blisters? Or what about that mole skin stuff; does that stuff work?? Any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
Then, the thoughts on Gatorade – or any type of drink or gel with electrolytes in it… Gatorade and I don’t get along. In training, I’ve drank normal ole water, but now I’m wondering – should I have something with electrolytes in it? I take Gu, but Gu doesn’t have the elects in it does it? Oh what to do, what to do… So, I need input please!
Now, goals. Goals:
- Goal A: to finish.
- Goal B: to finish under 3 hours.
- Goal C: to finish at 2:45 or under.
I know I can complete Goal A. I’m pretty darn sure I can do Goal B. Now, Goal C? It’s going to be a close call!
For those of you who are interested…I’ll be posting my racing outfit on Friday (Photo Friday)!