My First Long Long Run Since the Marathon

Today I ran my first real long run since the marathon.  16 miles in 18mph headwinds and 100% humidity and rain.  It was awesome.  I tried a new pre-long run dinner and a new breakfast combo.  If not now, when can I experiment, right?

So my newest pre-run dinner was a nice Weight Watcher Chicken Coconut Curry recipe.  Awesome one, especially over quinoa.  I'll try it again with other pastas to see how they work for longer runs.  I've been also considering switching from cereal to a plain smoothie for the long runs, since I cannot eat that early on race day and carrying cereal, milk, etc., is not practical.  So, I tried a normal strawberry/banana/kefir/flax seeds smoothie.

Both the meal and the smoothie helped a lot.  I never got hungry which is usual during my long runs, even though I also take Crank e-gels at every 5 miles.  I had so much energy today I could have run another 2 miles.  I even ran my best miles on the last 4 miles.

The day was horrible.  Overcast with a 40% chance of rain, 61F and 18mph winds.  I got headwinds for 15 of the 16 miles so my splits would have been much faster otherwise.  Humidity started at 100% and lowered to about 87% by the time I was done.  Horrible conditions, let me tell you, except the lack of sun was actually good.

Here are my splits today:


Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary02:58:0716.0011:07
100:12:071.0012:07
200:11:221.0011:22
300:11:201.0011:20
400:11:261.0011:26
500:11:061.0011:06
600:11:111.0011:11
700:10:531.0010:53
800:11:001.0011:00
900:11:101.0011:10
1000:10:581.0010:58
1100:11:171.0011:17
1200:11:211.0011:21
1300:10:351.0010:35
1400:10:521.0010:52
1500:10:461.0010:46
1600:10:371.0010:36

Comments

  1. That makes me hungry! The chicken sounds good.

    Nice splits!

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