Today’s Workout – Long Run
Total Miles: 16.10 miles
Total Time: 2:28:08
Average Pace: Long Run (9:08 min/mile), Cool Down (10:03 min/mile)
The CLICK Espresso Protein Drink giveaway winner is announced at the end of this post, so keep reading!
I opted to be inside today for my long run. My husband is in the process of passing a kidney stone and wanted to make sure he wasn’t out in the middle of no where in case his pain set on. The real bad pain hit him last night while I was at the grocery store. I felt so bad for him and we weren’t sure if it was going to come back or not.
I had been mentally preparing myself to run on a treadmill for my long run since last night so I was ready to go when the time came.
We cooked our normal Friday night pasta last night. It was delicious. I added glutamine to the pasta sauce this time in hopes that it would help with recovery.
I started this morning off by trying to take half a Vanilla Orange GU but for some reason I just could not get it down. My stomach was just not having it.
The run went pretty good overall. My hip acted up today, so I was a little bit more cautious. I finished the first 15 at a 9:08 average pace.
I knew Wes had a few extra miles to do after I had finished, so I did a slow 1 mile cool down and some stretching afterwards.
I can tell you that 16 miles on a treadmill will make you a crazy sweaty mess.
I started to panic a little bit during the first hour because my body wasn’t getting into the run. After the first hour passed my body finally got into a rhythm and besides some on and off hip pain it ended better than it started.
Now it is time to announce the CLICK Espresso Protein Drink Mix Giveaway. The winner is……….
Congrats Whitney! I will be emailing you shortly!
I hope everyone has a great Saturday! Oh yes….and here is a hint about the next giveaway coming up early next week.
What are you Saturday plans??
Dang, girl! I could never run 16 miles on a treadmill … I might die of boredom! You are a champ! I have been having the strangest urge to train for another marathon recently (after swearing I was going to stick to halves) … and I think your higher mileage might be contributing to the problem :). We’ll see what happens…
High mileage does crazy things! Though my body isn’t happy with me right now. What kind of mileage are you doing currently? It is funny how many times I have said I will never do another marathon and then somehow I ALWAYS come right back to it…. 🙂
When I’m not really training for anything (like now), I usually stay around 35 mpw, with a good mix of other interval and cross-training.
Sounds like a good mix! It is very different when you aren’t training then when you are….even though what I am training for is a good ways off I still have a goal so it helps me get out the door everyday!
WOW! Great job on your 16 miler on the treadmill! That’s some pretty awesome dedication!
Thanks!! 🙂 You are sweet to say that! Even though treadmill’s are tough they do allow me to run, so you won’t hear my complain 🙂 But it sure can get boring! Thanks for reading!
Way to go on your long treadmill run! I hate treadmill running but 90% of my runs are done on one at the gym (gotta love the 2 hrs of gym daycare).
You can’t beat that! Yeah I don’t love them but they are a means to an end and sometimes the ability to just “check out” and not worry about where to turn and go is nice – but long runs are tough on a treadmill! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂