Last Saturday, I ran a good 16 miles. That is, until I hit about 14.3 miles when my calves began to burn and I had to stop for awhile, then ended up walking the last mile or so. What happened you may ask. Well, I must have run out of glycogen and the only thing I had left on me was my hydration vest. I’d eaten a banana right before the run, and had two energy gels at about mile 5 and mile 10. I guess that just wasn’t enough. Oh well, live and learn. I’ll be taking extras with me from now on for the long runs.
I didn’t get any running in during this last week, until today. I had several activities at work, and some old friends in town, and there just was not time to get a run in.
Today, I got in a good 6 miler. It was raining fairly hard, and I’d considered putting it off until tomorrow, but I got out there and hit the trail and am happy that I did. It was raining, but not horribly bad. With my waterproof running jacket and hat, I wasn’t totally soaked by the end.
This coming weekend I have hill training to do. I’ve got to find a good trail where I can get about 6 miles worth up steady up hill and down hill sections. I’ve got a few places in mind but will research more this week.
Catch ya later!