Monday, February 1, 2010
I Need About as Much Water as a Camel.
My 12 miler = DONE. I felt great the whole run. The secret to my success? I hydraded VERY well. I took a camelback with me instead of my fuel belt. Now that’s 40 plus ounces of water and let me tell you, I slurped that entire thing dry. Apparently, I need a shit ton of water in order to feel good, which is a problem because I haven’t quite mastered the “drinking from a cup handed to you from a volunteer while running” strategy that most people use during races. My husband told me that we could practice on my 14 miler this weekend. He would stand along my route, offer me water, and I would try to run while drinking from the cup without choking or spilling it all over myself. I know it sounds insane people, but unless I want to drag a tank behind me in the marathon, I really need to get the hang of this. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Sunday, I met Jill at the gym for a little weight session and then swim. I haven’t swum laps since college, so it was not very pretty, but Jill was very encouraging. I just love my new friend! I have wanted to get back into swimming for a while now, but I am usually so nervous that I’ll look like a drowning whale that I usually just go and stare at the water and never actually get in. It was nice to have someone to swim with and I actually got IN the pool this time and swam laps! I was exhausted. I had forgotten how much swimming takes out of you when you aren’t used to it. I drove all the way home, pulled into my driveway and realized that I couldn’t remember the drive home.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a wonderful week of training!