Goal mileage is between 7-8 miles.
Lunch was a strawberry banana smoothie (made with Vanilla Ensure) & peanut butter toast.
I was planning on trying my hydration pack. We’ll just chalk it up to user error. Water all over the place filling the bladder – I didn’t have the hose on. Water all over the place trying to get it in the pack – hose pulled off. Got it in, and on. I tried to drink from it before heading out. Glad I did…. Couldn’t figure it out. So I used the trusty run belt with two 8oz water bottles.
I grabbed the orange GU & the vanilla bean GU to give them a go. About 3.3 miles in (during a walk interval) I grabbed one (orange) and ate? it. No tummy issues the rest of the run. Since I was running on our trail, there were lots of garbage cans so I could throw that away.
Sometime during mile 6, my daughter called, so I had extra walking there, also a slow down to possibly fill the water bottle, however water fountains are not on. During mile 7, I had a lengthy stop for a red light. So another slower to me mile. Rest of the run was uneventful. I get back to my house and about 0.2 before 8 miles so what the hell.. finished up 8 miles today.
I feel decent right now, though I’ll need to roll out my calves, I feel them tightening up already.