Little long run recaps:
Last weekend I did the 16. I refuelled well and also took two of the Hammer Endurolytes (Electrolyte Replenshment). I really do think they worked a lot. I didn't feel as thirsty during the run and my muscles didn't ache as much. I also tried the Hammer Recoverite...I like that also. It tasted really good and went down easy. It is difficult for me to eat anything heavy after a long run so I do prefer to drink my recovery food.
Now this weekend I did 12. It was torturous. There were a few times that I questioned myself and thought "What the hell am I doing?!" It just goes to show you that you could have good days and bad....whatever the mileage. I don't know what it was. I think it may have been that I left later in the day...only 45 minutes but its friggin hot out there....or that I was just darn tired. Some days your body just isn't into the training schedule that your mind has planned for it. Its days like these though that I make sure I finish because that is the toughness I believe I am going to need at about mile 20...or 21, 22, 23. 24, 25 and 26....
My job before this weeks long run is to pick out my race outfit. I want to try everything on this long run and the next to make sure everything feels okay. I want to look into getting compression shorts and thinner socks. Any suggestions??? I think I am going to stick with my Nike sportsbra and Nike top...and of course my tried and true Brookes.
Compression shorts suggestions?
Did you ever have a run that made you question what the hell you are doing out there?