Half Training W6D2

I’m glad I headed out as early as I did..  winds are gusting 30 mph now.  😳😳 it’d have been mostly in my face on the way back too.

This was a straight out and back on our local rails to trails.  I figured out the hydration vest, but I wasn’t prepared for all the sloshing noise. Lol. It’s a good thing I don’t listen to music on my runs…

I did bring a Gatorade to leave for the back. I left it on the memorial bench for our late Msr. Greg at about the 2.5ish mile mark.  I brought two PowerBar PowerGels with me (strawberry-banana & vanilla).  Both were tasty, no tummy issues, but very messy.  I had to use some of my water to rinse off my sticky fingers.  Took them during a walk break at 3 something and 6 something. 

The run out was fine, turned around at 4.5.  From 4.5 to mile 6, elevation was a little lower, so it provided a little buffer from the wind.  

Mile 7 was brutal.  Just finished the hell hill and that’s when the wind really hit.  Mostly in my face, and the back is slightly uphill too.  Ugggggggggghhhhhh…. At mile 6 something is when I’d had my other gel, which coincided with the Gatorade.  I did walk an extra 3 minutes when I should have been running, but I needed the walk for fueling.  I’m so glad I listened to my body.  Miles 8 and 9 felt strong again.

I’m looking forward to next week’s double digit run.

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