During yesterday’s long run, I realized it’s time to step it up. Not in distance, but in preparedness. When I was training for my 10 mile race the longest run I had was a little over 7 miles. Unfortunately, I began experiencing some different problems which forced me to slow down in my training for a bit. When I ran the 10 miles, I was not physically ready to do it so that caused more problems.
Anyway, I am finally feeling better. I have been taking this marathon training really slow to avoid injury. Yesterday was a 6 mile training run. Excluding the WW10K, the last time I ran that far was the dead of winter. (If you can really say that we have winter here in Texas)
Running in winter and running in summer are two very different things. I could come home from a 6 mile run in January and barely be thirsty or feel that I had exerted myself that much. 6 miles in Texas heat is a completely different story.
Yesterday, I felt like I was wearing a weighted body suit the whole time I was running, I just couldn’t get myself to feel light and energetic. I can’t lie, it was a crappy run.
Back to the point…I need to start hydrating during my runs. From now on, just running out the door with only my ipod is not an option. I need to take care of myself!
Any suggestions for cool (affordable) running gear like handheld water bottles and stuff?
“The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.” -Martin Mull