Running is going well. Sunday was my longest training run EVER, and my 3rd longest run ever if you count races (behind the 2004 leg 4 of the Death Race - 34km; and the 2006 IMCDA - a marathon of course - both of these races done on very insufficient training!). 8am start so I had a couple buddies to run with, which means I had to get up at like 7am. UGH! I had a REALLY good run, however, and ended up with 2 hr 40min, about 18.5 miles. I was actually only planning to do 2:30, but when my running partners cut off just before 2 hours, I headed in the other direction to complete a loop I thought was about 30 mins, but which turned out to be 45 mins. Let me tell you, those last 15 mins were killer! During that loooong run, I consumed one gel and a couple sips of water. I started getting hungry near the end so next time I will need 2 gels. I have become a less is more person when it comes to nutrition for long runs/races (and I'm not talking about Ironman here because that is different than a marathon or 1/2 ironman).
After I finished I was very happy with my accomplishment! Buuuut I was a lazy lug the whole rest of the day, and after re-hydrating, re-fueling, and stretching really well, all I did for the remainder of the day was watch t.v.! I really did not feel like doing anything else. At least I iced my legs while doing this so there was some multi-tasking involved. Actually I didn't watch t.v. ALL day, I had a couple visitors over and walked the dogs with Geoff. Christina brought her 3 kids to see the puppies, and then later Alice came by to see the new puppy.
Anyway, this weekend is another long 2:40 run - kinda scared but looking forward to it as well. Then I think there will be two 20 milers left and some shorter runs. I hope the weather holds out another month! We shall see...
I thought I had something more to talk about here but it seems to have escaped my mind and I need to haul @$$ to bed as I have to fit in a recovery run on the tready tomorrow a.m. Bye for now!