After yesterday's 5K, I was worried about today's "long run" (which was supposed to be 6 miles for me). I met with my Team in Training group at the North Shore Trail in Pittsburgh at 7:30 and headed out from there. This was my first time on the NST, it was a beautiful trail, lots of shade, and there was even a nice breeze.
I had 1/2 a Gu on my way to the run, I figured that would help get me going! It seemed to work pretty good. Since I had to work today I only had an hour to run, fortunately that worked perfectly for 5 miles. I made it to the turn around at the 2.5 mile marker and took a 3 minute break for Gatorade. Up to that point I had to walk a few times, but I was amazed how good I felt after the 2 cups of Gatorade! Heading back was a million times easier! If I wasn't under the time constraint I definitely could have gotten in the 6th mile.
As soon as I was done I started in on a jug of Gatorade, the rest of my day was great! Nothing like yesterday!!! Yeah!! I was so worried after that happened!
Only bad thing - I ran in my new Sauconys - totally rubbed on the inside of my foot and big toe. I'm hoping it was really my socks, but I'm not sure. I'll try running in them again in a couple days and see what happens.
Sloppy Run (or "I Love My YakTrax!")
1 day ago