Not much to blog about this evening! I had a quick 3-mile run on the treadmill this morning and it felt great – I started just a little quicker than usual and built up, finishing my run with 8 fast minutes. And my legs feel really tired now – I think the two fast runs so close together (last night and first thing this morning) used up a lot of energy. Tomorrow morning I’ll just go to my strength training class and will not run until after work, so I expect to be back in top form by the evening.
Alas I did not make it to yoga this morning. I don’t know why I get so fixated on sleep, but I woke up around 4am and just kept tossing and turning since I knew my alarm was going off at 4:50. Finally I decided sleep was more important that yoga, so I reset my alarm with enough time to run…and immediately fell asleep. Go figure. That’s why tomorrow I’ll divide up my workouts – as much as I’d like to get it all done in the AM so that I have my evening free, it’s not worth it to me to be sleep-deprived.
I just ordered a bunch of the Cliff Shot Bloks in bulk. Normally I buy them one packet at a time from my local running store, but I realized I’ll be building up a lot of mileage in the coming weeks and I don’t want to worry about making it out there. When I trained for my other marathon I relied on Gu – personally I didn’t think it was the WORST thing, but the little bloks are so much better, just like snacking on gummy bears. For my half marathon and a recent 10-mile race I ate a banana about a half hour before I started running and 2 bloks once I got past an hour. My pace leader suggested I increase it to 3 when we start to really go long distances, so that’s what I’ll do – 3 per hour of running. We’ll see how it goes!
Not much else to report. I’m tired and very ready for bed…at 7:13 pm. I am so old!