A tough week of training along with a busy schedule has left me feeling a little nervous about tomorrow’s 18 mile run. For the past few days my legs have felt tight and sore. Maybe this week is a ‘push through to the next level of training’ week. A week that I put my thoughts aside and follow the plan. Wake up. Get ready. Put one foot in front of the other and run. I need to be smart about tomorrow’s run, so a little planning must be done.
I usually don’t carry any electrolytes or GUs with me on my long runs, and for 16 miles or less, I don’t need them. Now that my long runs are getting longer, I need to figure out how to fuel mid run. I have a couple of options for tomorrow. One part gatorade/one part water. Powerpak Electrolytes. Water with chia, a drop of honey, and a pinch of seasalt. The last option is probably weird in some people’s eyes, but it may be the best option. It contains carbs, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, and it is easy on the stomach.
I plan to run a mostly flat course with some hills at the end.
Stick to the plan. Trust the plan. Wake up. Get ready. Put one foot in front of the other and run!
Do you drink/eat anything on a long run?
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