I did my long run a day earlier than usual & boy was I happy. It was great run. I ran on my new route & the weather was lovely. Not too hot, not too sunny! It was good run & I was happy with the results. However, I was absolutely exhausted the rest of the day. I was so beat. All I wanted to do was take a nap, but that never happened! I wore my compression sleeves, took Advil & I felt really good. The BEST part- NO BLISTERS! Not one! I guess the added 1/2 shoe size really made a difference. Boy, was I thrilled!!!!!!!!!! Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I went on a long run & didn’t have a blister to show for it! What a treat!
It’s hard to believe that I’m a little more than midway through my marathon training. So far, so good! I really love this point in my training. It pushes me a little more & feels great. I love my long runs, time by myself, runs by the lake taking me a little further each time. I actually finally found a great pre-race breakfast that doesn’t have me stopping for “potty” breaks. I had frozen banana, peanut butter & oats ground up in the food processor. VIOLA=fuel without a lot of fiber & no need for a bathroom break! Boy, as I glad I thought of that. On days like these, I have my chia seeds later in the day! I’ve also been enjoying GU chomps or Honey Stinger chews. Neither of which require a lot of water when you eat them. They’re perfect for a long run when I’m unsure exactly where I will hydrate!
frozen banana, pb & oats along with Nuun = great running fuel!
Because I have so many things to share with you & want to make your workouts fun, I’ve got some great giveaways for you!
Here’s one for Swiftwick socks. I was given the opportunity to try Swiftwick socks. You invest in highly technical running shoes, and you deserve Swiftwick compressions socks, delivering a blister free, bone dry environment for maximum comfort. The minimalist trend, bare foot runners wearing Swiftwick socks (rather than nothing) and a growing focus on light weight products, these are the mega movements in running that made Swiftwick the fastest growing brand in America’s top 100 running stores. I tried both the Vibe & Pulse & they were great! No blisters, no issues, just comfortable & wonderful.
The fine folks at Swiftwick want to give you a try as well.
Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a pair!
**Before I forget- Erica Agran won the Janji giveaway! Way to go ERica! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!