Posted on January 11, 2011
I have a really cool post coming up later today (hint: it involves huge trees) but I just wanted to check in and tell you how my long run yesterday.
I did a fairly easy 8 miles. The sun finally came out for the first time in over a week & made me want to stay out longer. It’s all about the simple things, I tell ya!
Since my first mile is always super fast, I decided not to look at my pace and just go with the flow of my body. I only looked down at my Garmin 3 times just to see my mileage. Let’s see how I did.
Average pace per mile: 8:24
I couldn’t believe my 6 mile time was 50:08, only 2 seconds slower than my race on Saturday. Weird.
My legs were tired & a bit sore the last half mile but other than that I’m golden. Actually I expected to wake up sore today, but nothing. Schweet!
I had a GU with me, but didn’t eat it. I’ll chalk it up to a lesson learned. I did not feel well all afternoon. I felt like this a few times before, all after running higher mileage. I won’t be doing that again. It’s funny because I can run 6 miles, not take in any calories & feel great but 8 is not cool. I guess 7’s my limit lol!? There’s only one way to find out & isn’t the easy way.
Do you know your limits? How often do you need to take in calories?