So.....how do you like the new look of the blog site? I really wish there were a couple more options for centering things and adding pictures....but I won't complain....after all it is a free site. Here is a random picture from T's mom's garden.
|Love how yellow this flower is|
Today had 14.4k on the schedule...Whoazers....that's a long way! I got up around 8am and gathered all the necessary gear, loaded on the fuel belt and garmin, and out the door I went. About 0.75k into the run I realized "Holy crap....I don't have my ipod!" What the heck was I going to do for 14.4k without music???? Then I remembered that I had downloaded the Bell app for my phone. I quickly found C100 and blared that over my phone speakers as I ran. I am worried that it used a bunch of my data, but it was an emergency....really it was!!
I decided that with the longer mileage, I would walk a few times during the run. I settled on walking for one minute at 3.5k, 7k, and 10.5k. It seemed to work as my pace kept fairly strong at around 6:15-6:20 the majority of the run. Then trouble struck. IT band pain started around 11km and I had to keep stopping to walk or stretch out the left leg. I did finish the last kilometer in a run and was happy I kept at it for the full 14.4k or 9 miles.
I did stop to take photos of the bridge construction....it will be exciting to see the progress they make over the next few weeks.
I immediately came home and filled up the pool as the weather is calling for sun and 26 degrees for the next 2 days. Monday is my last vacation day and I'm not sure what I'll be doing. Horseback riding, zip-lining, or just hanging by the pool? Oh...the choices!!!
Does anyone have advice for my blisters?
Do you use music on long runs?