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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Still Going

34 Days and Counting.

Mon---Weights and Eliptical x 60 min
Tues---7 mile Run
Friday---7 mile Run
Sunday---18 Mile Run

Well, this week I have learned that Power Bars "Harvest Energy" are pathetic at providing me pre-run energy. I usually favor the Snickers Marathon bars, but could not find one anywhere. So I felt like death from miles 0 to 7, and wanted to quit every step of the way. By mile 7, I had taken about 6 Shot Bloks, and I think that's the only thing that saved me. I have decided that I am done with GU for now. It is revolting and the makers of such a product have not earned my money by making it more palatable. (I am now sticking my tongue out and walking away.) So now I have to figure out how to carry 3 packs of Shot Bloks on race day, because I despise fanny packs and I can't tuck Shot Bloks in my bra and shorts like I can GU.

This week was hard. The 7 mile runs weren't bad, but by the end of the 18 everything on me hurt. Not sure what was different. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I feel ready for race day. It will be hard, but since we've done this before I know now that it's 90% mental. And I feel like we've got that part in the bag.

Favorite things this training go 'round? Compression socks. After every long run I go home, shower, and put on these skin tight socks. They're normally $50/pair, but we found a Groupon that got them for $25/pair plus free shipping. Not bad. My legs recover so much faster with these socks! Also, my Newton Gravity shoes. They are unbelievably fabulous and the best thing that ever happened to my running. They are also insanely expensive, but I promise to never buy more than 2 pairs per year.

Til next week...

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