26 km (16 and a teeny bit miles)
My first longer run of this training plan happened on Saturday. I tried to mentally break it into 4 sets of 4 miles as that seemed easier to manage. After each 4 I had a gel. It was fairly to moderately hellish. One of 'those' runs.
I think I just got a bunch of things wrong. For some reason I went with water and gels instead of Tailwind. I didn't have Energy Bits at the start. I didn't eat much beforehand. I forgot to Glide my feet. I think I was focused on the end goal which is the Calgary 50k instead of the actual running. At this stage I certainly don't have to be running at race pace which is exactly what I did until 21k when things really fell apart. The last 5k dragged my overall pace down to 7:40 from 7:10 min/km. That would perhaps be why these are called Long Slow Distance runs, not tempo runs.
I dramatically stated I was not only pulling out of the race but also never running again. Awesome! Have you ever had those runs? Aren't they shit?
Other than a very stiff Achilles I felt great the next day and I am indeed ready to give it a go again next week. Only better this time please.
|This actually is a running outfit. I may need 6 bras under it.|
Since February 23rd I have lost 6lbs. It is almost entirely due to the fact I am no longer bored at work and making my way from snack to lunch to snack. I counted calories for a week or so just to get an idea what was working and what wasn't then I deleted the app before obsession set in.
I am happy with how I look and feel. Fuck, there's a concept!