I got a new Favicon (website icon) ! See little blue girl with her arm up in victory? That's me finishing my first half marathon! Thank you Dion! You can get your own free flavicon here.
Yesterday I went for an easy 3 miles run. I did not want to be tired for my long run today and we had soccer at 11 am.
Today: 10 miles.
Good cool sunny not too windy weather, cannot ask for better then what I got. I took one salt pill ( Endurolyte) before leaving. I brought another one with me with water and a vanilla liquid shot. Lot's of bikes and dogs on the path I use today. I have problems with both. The bikers: well they are just plain rude. They think the path is JUST FOR THEM. They pass runners and walkers REALLY close. I run with my Ipod but it is not loud so I can hear people and if those morons were nice enough to warn people as they pass them I would not almost have a heart attack every time they speed by me. The dogs, well I love dogs and my issue is really with their owners who cannot be bother to pick up the smelly gifts their furry friends leave on the path (this is a concrete path). There's bags and trash cans at every mile for that. ALL FREE. No EXCUSE. So back to me. My 10 miles went well. At mile 4 I realized I had been running with gum! I have never done that before. I threw it away and I took my first dose of liquid shot and a few sip of water. After that I took little sips of liquid shots at every mile. I took a second salt pill at mile 6. I think this is helping me. It is hard to know for sure because today it was not a hot day and I have a hard time in hot weather mostly. At least by trying the pills I know my stomach is OK. Mile 9 I got a little tired , I felt like I was running faster, looked at my Garmin and well that was all in my head! :) I am happy with how it went. Last time I ran 10 miles was in January. Today I ran my 10 miles 12 minutes faster then I did that day. I am happy with that.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post. I appreciate all of your advices. You are all very kind and generous with your time, thank you.
I have decided that unless I get injured, I will keep up with the plan. A wise friend told me that I should go slower for the long runs. Another wise runner's advise was to evaluate recovery time for my 10 and 11 miles. That makes a lot of sense to me. And then there is Pam who used the same plan I am using and got great results. All that is enough to make me want to stick with the plan!!
Ending this with some soccer pics of #5