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Last Long Run; Amazing (Read 279 times)


Beatin' on the Rock

    This was my last long run before race! I was apprehensive, but it turned out to be ... easy. Smile The weather was great - 55, sunny, light wind. The music was perfect. (Stones, Zeppelin, Genesis, mostly. Ok, some Apple Bottom Jeans Blush ) But, mostly, I think the things that made this planned 11 miler turn into a 12.5-er were: 1. I ate pretty good the last couple days; put carbs back into me, but in a more relaxed way. (I ate my Cini-raisin mini bagel, 1/2 banana, coffeee with the GOOD creamer and 2 Advil before the run. Much more comfy than soy shake sh1t.). 2. Wore good shoes for the trail; my pillows are too soft for the dirt. Can you believe it? $180 shoes to good for the trail?!? 3. My special Vaseline/Neosporin "Body Glide" substitute. No instep, armpit, or diaper rash! (Somebody's gotta say it out loud!) 4. Great surroundings: this trail is amazing; no ugly cars or mean people or loose dogs to torment me. 5. Tech duds: Tail tights, Reebok LS shirt, Nike Dri-Fit sport bra, Pearl Iz wicking headband to warm and wick and hold in my crazy amazing KOSS earbuds, Thorlos socks and Asics Wahine's - made for the dirt. I was, without a doubt, comfy. 6. Most important, I ran easy Big grin. Not slow, exactly. But in no way fast. Yes Comfy. It's all downhill from here. First HM, here I come! I may not be fast, but I think I'm gonna finish - and I will be HAPPY! Can't wait to hear what works for y'all. -Sally
    Be yourself. Those that matter, don't mind. Those that mind, don't matter.
      Great to have a good run to put you in a positive frame of mind before the race, Sally! Regarding gear- I don't know what "taillights" are though I have got a headlight. I'm supposing red lights you pin to shoulder or somewhere so car drivers can see you? On a trail run? I use the Wright double layer socks, have not tried Thorlo. I have had blisters from regular tube socks on longer runs. The shirts and tight I wear don't chafe so I don't usually need BodyGlide. Do you usually take Advil before a long run? I sometimes take Ibuprofen if I'm aching afterwards. Good luck with the race, be sure to tell us about it. Simon.

      PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                          10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.

       

        Have a great Race!! Can't wait to read the race report. I did my "longest" run last weekend, 14 miles. I'm planning 10 this weekend and then 8 the following weekend... then its my race. First half for me. Jason
          Good luck Sally! I'm sure you'll do great Smile Smile Smile

          Courage ! Do one brave thing today...then run like hell.


          Beatin' on the Rock

            Do you usually take Advil before a long run? I sometimes take Ibuprofen if I'm aching afterwards. Good luck with the race, be sure to tell us about it. Simon.
            Thanks, Simon. Yes, I take Advil with my Cini-mini bagel and coffee with delectable creamer. Soon to follow the BodyGlide substitue, lip balm, hair endeavor (ponytail, bandana, visor), and then the zip pocket packing: pepper spray, tissues, lip blam, Hall's defense (my version of Cliff Shots) and finally, my peppermint Orbit to see me out the door. What a ritual I'm developing. Running ( or Jogging if Jake Knight is reading this) is fast becoming preliminarily labor intensive, it seems! But after Thursday's long run, I'm twirling. I WILL finish this half. Not sure what I will do after. Body for Life is calling me back, in many ways. Guess we'll see...
            Be yourself. Those that matter, don't mind. Those that mind, don't matter.


            Beatin' on the Rock

              Have a great Race!! Can't wait to read the race report. I did my "longest" run last weekend, 14 miles. I'm planning 10 this weekend and then 8 the following weekend... then its my race. First half for me. Jason
              I've been following you, Jason; we have close to the same plan and date! Can't wait to see how you do! -s-
              Be yourself. Those that matter, don't mind. Those that mind, don't matter.
                Sally: I'm sooooo glad you had a good long run before your race! My last long before my race was fantastic too, and it helped put me in a good frame before my half . . . . tomorrow! I know you're going to run an amazing race!

                Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Heb. 12:1b)
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