Bees to the Rescue
I solved the fueling issue this morning by eating a couple of spoonfuls of honey when I got up. And I think it did the trick. My stomach felt much better and by the time the run started I was feeling like I would have a good workout. I also ate ½ piece of white bread just before I left. I find white bread digests very easily and can be eaten before and/or during the run without mishap.
Today I chose to do a high aerobic workout and run comfortably hard for 20 miles. It turned out great. I felt comfortable, smooth, and relaxed. The legs felt good and aerobically I felt very good. I hit a rough patch during the 18th mile. I experienced an energy drop and my form started to deteriorate. I no longer felt smooth and was working a little. I decided to hold the pace until the mile marker and then decide whether to keep going or go for a cool down. And as they usually do, the low point passed and I was back to feeling relatively good by the time I got to mile 18. I put the last two miles to bed and was done.
My slowest mile was the first in 7:30 and my best was mile 12 in 6:03. The 20th mile was done in 6:07. The rest of the miles were on either side of the final average plus or minus 15 seconds depending where I was on the course. I felt very good at the finish and walked my cooldown. It’s always a boost to get in a good workout. Easy day tomorrow.
20 miles – 2:11:37 (6:35 average pace).