Monday, July 6, 2009

The Loop, again-

I set out earlier this morning trying to beat the warm-up, it was perfect!! 70 ish degrees, some clouds, nice breeze. So, loaded down with water, two gus, six endurolyte tabs, phone, and a desire to better my loop time, I set out with a 1/4 plan. One minute walk four minute run. I managed this until the last big hill where I had to walk. At about 15 miles I began to get light headed. I also noticed I was hungry. So obviously I didn't bring enough food. I'm still a little spacey? I got in with a 4:02.49 for 18.88 miles. 18 minutes and 28 seconds better than last week. The eight miles of trails really suck the energy and strength out of a person. I believe I will come out on the stronger end!
Well I'm off to the hospital. Father-in-Law had surgery today. Peace!

5 comments:

Spirit Flower said...

If your electrolyte tab has about 300 mg of sodium, you should only need about 1 per hour. Take 1 Gu per 45 minutes. Drink all the water you want.

Marlene said...

You killed your previous time! Congrats on conquering the loop once again.

Chanti said...

That's a pretty impressive improvement - great run!!

Beth said...

You are doing some great long runs. You need a big race soon. Maybe a trail race? Nice work!

Jamie said...

Nice job on the loop improvement. Definitely take GU or some other type of "food" every 40-45 minutes. I usually go every 4.5 - 5 miles.

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