Running Late

Happy Sunday!

I’m going to share a picture of my breakfast yesterday morning.

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Those pancakes were from the Purely Twins (Click here for recipe) and they were so good! I added in poppy seeds and more lemon zest just because I wanted to. And I topped it off with a little almond butter and molasses.

 


Okay, let’s get on to the cool stuff. Like my 13 mile run this morning. WHOOP WHOOP!

 

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We got to the group run late, so my dad and I had to run by ourselves and tried to catch up with people…like stragglers, hehe Laughing out loud. I liked having to catch up to people…so running late wasn’t that bad.

By the end of this run, I discovered a lot about my fitness level. I can keep up a relatively fast (for me) pace without feeling completely dead by the last few miles. We averaged a good pace each lap (= 1 mile).

Here’s the laps:

  • Mile 1: 9:18         Mile 7: 9:27     Mile 13: 8:43
  • Mile 2: 8:49       Mile 8: 9:30
  • Mile 3: 8:53        Mile 9: 9:09
  • Mile 4: 9:08       Mile 10: 9:27
  • Mile 5: 9:31        Mile 11: 9:23
  • Mile 6: 9:15        Mile 12: 9:13

We got to the end and there was maybe 1 cup of coffee left so my dad and I split it. Some body got more than 1 cup because I know for a fact there was a lot of coffee at the beginning. Meanies. And there were donuts…I passed. To me, it seems kind of stupid to eat donuts after a tough run. I ate a banana in the car instead. SmileI like bananas. (You can see my banana in the picture above)

This was my pre long run breakfast

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I usually always eat this before a long run because it sits right with me and gives me enough energy.

Here’s the funny story of the run…So, at mile 3, they had GU’s but I didn’t grab one because I assumed they would have more at mile 7’s waterstop…this was not true. I got there and all they had was LIME GATORADE! How am I supposed to go 6 more miles with only Gatorade??? Little did I know…my dad had a GU in his pocket. WHAT?

Yeah…so for 2 miles the only thing I could think of was “How in the world am I go to make it!!??” So finally at mile 9, my dad was like, “Oh, I have GU in my pocket”…What? “Why did you not tell me this 2 miles ago, Dad”?

So it took me about a mile to get down the GU. But I survived! And ran under 2 hours for a practice run. Sweet.

Okay maybe it wasn’t so funny. Eye rolling smile

Okay, that’s all.

Later!

(Maybe I will make a Super Bowl meal later to blog about…you never know Winking smile)


Question of the Day

Have you ever ran a half marathon before? If so, tell me about it!

  • I’ve ran 1 half marathon before…but Ive ran around the 13 mileage quite a few times.
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