I really don't have much to wrap up for this weekend. We had overnight company on Friday, Saturday we had another tornado warning (no damage, Thank God!), and Sunday was the long run. Now it is time get back into planning for the week ahead.
I am starting a new roll at work tomorrow. It is not a new position because I am actually doing the job right now. Even though I was full-time, I was working two part-time jobs in my department. While I loved the variety, I was losing my mind!! I love chaos, but even this was a bit much. A normal position opened up and I jumped on it. I start it tomorrow. Yay.
I was fretting about my 12 mile. I was only able to get out and do 4.5 miles total this past week and I didn't feel prepared. I kept telling myself that I ran 10 miles, 12 should be no sweat. I got up and and made my PB and J bagel and procrastinated for about 2.5 hours. When I finally headed out, the weather was PERFECT. It was overcast, mid 70's, and there was a nice breeze. My 12 miles seemed to fly by and in fact I did the 12 miles as fast as I did my 10 mile run last weekend (fast being relative of course)! It was a great run.
I did something a bit different on this run than I did for last weeks 10 miler, I brought water and shot blocks. I learned my lesson last week that 7 miles in is way too late to have my first sip of water. I brought a long two different types of shot blocks. I brought a couple black cherry because they contain caffeine and I brought a couple of maragarita flavored ones (yes!!! maragarita flavor!!!!). They contain sodium. The combo of the two were great. I never take as many as they say on the package. I took one block every 30-40 minutes with water. Worked like a charm!
Back to the Margarita Shot Blocks....They were tasty!!!!! These will be coming with me on all of my long runs. Go figure, I finally find some running fuel that I like and it is flavored after one of my favorite cocktails. Ha! Thank you REI lady for suggestion that I purchase these.