13.1 miles in the weather above, sure would be more pleasant than 13.1 miles in the weather below… So although I ran my last long run on Thursday (Garmin training effect 5.0), I’d had 2 days rest and figured I could take this long 13.1 mile one a bit easier.
So I did. I was out the door just after 820am, and kept my heart rate to about 150. Easy running. 🙂 it took about 4 miles to get into it, then I felt great and felt like I could go on for ever. When I had about 2 miles left, I let myself go and just ran as I felt, letting my HR go up to 165 for a bit.
I wonder how long 16 of these SIS caffeine energy gels will last me? And I wonder of the caffeine boost at 4 miles got me in the mood for the run, or whether the endorphins were kicking in anyway.
Recovery was some stretching with a Henry and Smudge the neighbourhood cats in the sun, then a Chocolate milkshake, water and shower. Lunch before swimming teaching and more water should keep me going. 🙂