Tour de Amherst – #4 – 20 miler

Tour de Amherst – #4 – 20 miler by nanskimtn at Garmin Connect – Details

First weekend off of the spring after finishing at Mount Snow on Sunday…. so I planned to do a long run this morning.  I headed out with my Garmin which I love because I can improvise on route and just run as if it is a tour of the countryside.  I find that I get bored on the bike path…. but it is so flat and fast and no traffic, that I have to put pieces of it in my route.  I ran out toward Amherst thinking of touring the green because it was such a cool scene yesterday seeing everyone out enjoying the spring….  but I didn’t make it that far.  It’s quite the run from Belchertown when you add in all these side roads.  I felt great after warming up with Oakley with a little speed — I kept an eye on my pace right around 8:30 – 8:40 m/mi.  I think that is where I am most comfortable in training.  Thinking about Boston because it is so close and really how will I perform on that day.  What are my goals?  What do I really think I can do?  I will put some thought to that this week.  🙂  Most likely right around 3:15 depending on my stomach which was my detriment in DC.   I love my music and Rihanna kept me going the whole way — her upbeat music and voice just kept pushing me the whole way.  

2 high spots to my tour —-

Links to spots of interest along the way!

Fuel:  Banana, 1 GU and Shaklee Performance
Recovery:  Pineapple juice, OJ, Frozen Strawberries & Yogurt, Performance & Physique with ice in the vita mix.
Powersong:  “Rude Boy” by Rihanna

 16 days to go to BOSTON!
Taper time…..   need to feel out my speed a little more this week to see what my stomach can handle in order not to be feeling yucky in the marathon like in DC.

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“Keep on running…”

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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