Friday morning I was totally jazzed as I received in my email box race #8103 !!! And after seeing the movie I was even more pumped about this race. It's five weeks out so I have a couple of more long runs and then taper time, it's gonna be GREAT!
Saturday was a big run of 19. Damn it's a long ass ways and all things started well. My pace for the first 9 miles was dead on at 10:20 which is what I was shooting for but the turn around was a completely different story. Now the grade does turn up on the way back and there's lots of climbing so maybe that is why the out felt good. As soon as I started back my HR was a little high so I slowed down and even walked some just to keep it down. By mile 14 I was really feeling tired, legs were feeling good just didn't have any gas to run them. Holy crap, I bonkd`! So I started doing inventory on gels, fluids and trying to determine what happened. I was on track with all my gels/fluids so I came to the conclusion that it was pre-run breakfast and not enough calories. And once your bonkd` it seems almost impossible to come back. By this time, my HR was totally too high and although I could run I did not want it that high so it became of run of walk to the next side road marker and then run the next two and this is how I finished my run. I have to include a couple of run pic's as this area, Red Rock Canyon is just beautiful to run and it's amazing how in just a few miles I can be in the Pyrenees!
Afterwards I started refueling asap and even got some solid food going and by 3 hours post run I was feeling much better. Yea, my leg's were achy sore but overall I was feeling better. According to Garmin calorie counter and me weighing in at 200 I burned 2875 calories. That's a bunch. Not sure how accurate that is but no matter what it's a bunch.
Today, Sunday, now is a crappy rainy day and will most likely find myself on the bike trainer for a long time, uggghhh!
50 miles on the bike trainer!! Damn! that's a long time to be in one place but I got it done!