I've mentioned before that I'm working up to running a half marathon in the near future. The date of the race is April 22, which is week from tomorrow. Today was an important step toward that goal since I hadn't had many long distance training runs lately. I decided that if I could run 10 miles without incident today that I would be in good shape to run 13.1 miles in a week and would go ahead and sign up. I'm happy to say that I ran 10 miles and it went well for the most part.
When you run long distances you need to replenish your fluids, electrolytes, and calories or you'll have problems. I usually draw the line at over 8 miles and wear a Nathan brand hydration belt. The down side to wearing a belt is that they can be heavy when full of fluids, and they can jiggle and chafe. My belt is pretty good, but is susceptible to these problems. So when I saw that the weather was supposed to be in the 50's and breezy I decided to risk it today. Unfortunately it turned out to be a lot warmer than I expected and I realized I was really thirsty when I had about 2 miles to go. I made it back fine, but I won't make the same mistake again! The lousy part is that I have been insanely thirsty the whole day. I keep drinking but it doesn't seem like I can get enough.
What I was proud of today
Running 10 miles... or had I already mentioned that?
What I wasn't proud of today
I'll admit that I forgot to exercise yesterday
Track of the day
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