Today, Whitney and I tacked 16 miles. 16!! Go me.
There is alot that goes into prepping for a long run and recovering from one. This post is about my prep for our long Saturday morning runs and what I do on Saturday afternoon to be able to continue to use my legs for the rest of the weekend.
It all starts on Friday night. Phil and I usually have pretty chill Friday evenings since we both wake up and either run or ride on Saturday morning. Its nice having a boyfriend who understands going to bed at 10pm on Friday evenings!
On Friday night I lay out all the
crap supplies I need for a long run. Obviously I don’t lay it out like the picture below but I made it pretty for picture purposes.
In the picture above I have:
- base layer long sleeve shirt
- Nike running jacket
- winter running tights
- Nike sports bra
- ear band
- Mizuno sneakers (which I can no longer do long runs in because the arches are too aggressive and I have a hell of a blister right now as I am typing this)
- running socks
- Garmin 305 watch with heart rate monitor
- an IT band strap for each leg
- fuel belt with 4 water bottles
- 2 packages of Chocolate Outrage Gu
That’s alot of
crap needed supplies!
By the time I lay everything out, Brizzy is ready for bed. As am I.
On Saturday morning, I wake up about an hour before the run to give myself time to eat, walk the little fur monster, stretch my IT bands, and put on alllll the stuff pictured above.
Breakfast consists of a small sweet potato that I microwave until soft with a little bit of salt, a big glass of water and Ibuprofen. This morning I also had some air borne because I woke up with a sore throat. Grrr.
After breakfast I walk the pooch. This is also when I note the weather outside and adjust my clothes for the run if I need to.
|10 fingers + 6 fingers = 16 miles!|
yay 16 miles!!!
While I am icing, Phil and our fur baby are spending quality time together.
|I can never decide who I think is cuter!|