I wasn't sure how Pez would hold up, I had 12 miles on my plan, but I thought I would err on the side of caution. I wore my compression socks, and the run was great, although my feet hurt towards the end. I'm going to have to make the switch to socks and sleeves, but for now, the full compression is doing the trick.
I've been thinking and reading more about my fuel for the 26.2, and how to get more salt into my system without causing any issues. I have to remember that odds are, we won't have a 90 degree, humid day, but you never know. The only thing I brought with me for yesterdays run was a gel, I had my fuel belt ready to go, but didn't feel like bringing it along. J & N said we could just hit water fountains when we needed water, which made sense to me.
I had my gel at the 5 mile mark, and instead of sucking it all down at once like I usually do, I took a little bit of it at a time. Then I had a some water from the fountain when we reached the park. Because of the cooler temps, I'm guessing I had three ounces of water, total for the 10 miles.
I have 20 miles to do next weekend, if Michelle from PT will let me, and for that run, my plan is to keep using GU, drink water only when I'm thirsty, and have something salty after eating a GU. At first I thought saltines or goldfish crackers would work, but Mike brought home some corn chips the other day, and I had a couple. Those things are so freaking salty, they'll be a perfect fit for the salt I need during a long run.
I've started each paragraph of this post with the letter "I" so why stop now.
I wanted to take advantage of the warm temps, and take the kids pumpkin picking. I don't know what this farm put into their fields, but every pumpkin we came across was HUGE, and perfect. They were a bargain at $2 a pop, so we ended up with seven.
Frank enjoyed knocking them over.