OK, so I am 41, but really, that is not really old is it? 40 is the new 30 right? What I am confused about is my lack of memory. Today, I head out for my 18 mile run and somewhere between miles 3 and 4 it just pops into my head (not from pain, luckily) "I forgot the BodyGlide!" What? You have to be kidding me? How can you forget the BodyGlide? That is like forgetting your Garmin, your Ipod, your Gu's, it just should not happen. So apparently, I need a Long Run Checklist. Look over it, I probably forgot something.
Long Run Checklist:
apply Body Glide
shoes, shorts, bra & top - worthy of a long run
my favorite socks - (DryMax for me)
visor and sunglasses
Ipod or Head Phones
for me - Nathan 5k pak which holds Gu (chocolate for me), Chap stick, gum, sometimes Chomps, a plastic baggy with money (just in case), emergency contact info - name, phone number of hubby, phone of Mom & Sister, allergies(penicillin) - so many texting you never know when you will be run over, and sometimes some tissue - you never know what will happen.
cell phone, and spare battery if I'm using my headphones (please don't laugh - I like the radio)
Garmin w/ heart rate monitor but mine died - Bummer!
Go drop waters - for shorter runs a CamelBak fuel belt.
I think that's it! Dang, if I unloaded some of this stuff I could run a lot faster.
I ended up lucky today, no real damage for my lack of memory in applying the most important Body Glide.
This week I ended with 45 miles of running, 7 miles walking, a yoga class, and home yoga -10-15 min. most days of the week, some core work and push-ups.
Quality runs this week - hill repeats in the rain, 7 miles with 5 miles @ tempo 8:06 average, and today an 18 mile progression run @ 9:03 average.
The progression run went like this:
2 miles w/u @ 9:24 avg.
8 miles @ 9:10 avg.
7 miles @ 8:43 avg. (as I started this portion of the run my thought was "dang, 8:45 if fast.")
1 mile c/d @ 9:48
When I made it back from my run, hubby had ice ready for my ice bath, my sweatshirt and warm hat ready, and prepared my hot tea. How sweet!
Blog time is up - off to Walley World!