Sunday, May 24, 2009

Long Run & New fueling technique + Weekly Recap

First the weekly recap - Monday: Swim, 4 miles No swim. I haven't swam in two weeks. What's up with that. They say it takes about 21 days to form a new habit and I DO NOT want to form a new habit of not swimming. This week I am swimming at least two days. I feel like my body is off kilter because I've been working out my legs and not my upper body. Run - 4 miles/9:56 av. pace/176 bpm/1,088 elevation gain Tuesday: Speedwork - 5 miles including 4x800 See previous post Wednesday: 2 finals, 4 miles No running today because it was my birthday and I was a little buzzed all day ;) I even gave a presentation for one of my finals after a birthday lunch where I consumed 3 grey gooses on the rocks. Thursday: 1 final, 4 miles 6 miles/10:37 av. pace/168 bpm/1,629 elevation gain (I added a couple of miles because I didn't run the day before. It was hot and hard) Friday: Swim I'm a loser - no swim Saturday: 10 miles 11 miles/10:35 av pace/158 bmp/1,444 elevation gain (again, added an extra mile to make up for wed.) Sunday: Bike ride Recovery ride - 1hr Total Miles: 26.2
I tried a new fueling technique for my long run. It was genius.
I poured a packet of Gu Rocktane into one of my little water bottles on my fuel belt, filled it with water, then shook it up until dissolved.
I started sipping off of it around 45 min into the run, then a couple of sips every 10 minutes. It worked wonderfully. I had a great 11 miler. I haven't run 11 in quite a while so I wasn't sure how it would go down. I finished it off at exactly 10.5 miles. Had I run any longer I would have needed another bottle.
I'm off to par-tay. BBQ at the parents house. Should be fun and good photo opportunities with my new toy. Be safe and have fun!


ShutUpandRun said...

I'll have to try the GU rocktane. Congrats on the long run!!

Missy said...

Wootwoot, happy birthday! Nice job on the buzzed up presentation. Just made it seem more personable;)

X-Country2 said...

I never thought about pre-mixing water and GU. That is pretty genius. Have a great BBQ!

ShutUpandRun said...

OMG I am laughing my ass off that you fertilized in a cemetary. That's got to be the best ever. Glad you avoided the graves..