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 —-
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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