I'm struggling a bit with heel/arch pain so I made sure to use KT tape for that, along with my 2nd skin for my blisters. These long runs take a bit of planning. LOL. I had to make sure that everything was laid out the night before and that all my electronics (ipod and garmin) were charged and ready to go.
5k out the main road on pavement and then 9k on the trail. I like switching up the ground I'm running on to give my body a break...plus it was warming up quickly and running in the trail provided shade for the run back.
How did it feel you ask? It felt so much better than last week. Not biking the day before (especially 30km) made a huge difference. I also ran this run by myself with music and I think knowing that I could do it on my own gave me a bit of confidence as well. I ended up taking a couple minutes off last weeks time and actually felt like I could go further. I played it smart though, and stuck to the plan of 15km only.
|I followed the run with the ALS ice bucket challenge. So cold. LOL|