Thursday, June 30, 2011

Salty Runner

I read an article today about "salty runners".  According to the article, some runners sweat out a ridiculous amount of salt when they run.  I fall into that category, or at least the little online test that accompanied that article would lead me to believe that I do.  And for a person who works to keep the amount of sodium in their diet down, you might think this is good.  But not so much.  This actually makes you more sluggish when you run and affects your muscles.  The fix is a sports drink.  So I guess that means I'll be doing my long runs and toting along Gatorade (in addition to the exciting gels).
Miles logged: 5.75
Miles I was supposed to log: 3
Pace: 9:15 / mile
Tomorrow is a rest day.  I won't lie - I'm totally looking forward to the day off.  My legs are tired after logging almost 30 miles in the past 5 days.  I'll be spending the day with the boy at the water park.  Yay for summer hours and vacation time!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hump-Day Run

Today, I ran from home to the park in Old Town where I met the boys. 
Miles logged: 5.25
Miles I was supposed to log: 5
Pace: ???  I forgot to start my timer before taking off.
Despite starting out at 7:00 and the temperatures and humidity being relatively low, it was HOT!  Thank goodness MCM is in late October, as I'm much less of a badass in the heat.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today is the first day...

Of the rest of my life?  No.  Maybe.  I don't know.  But it was the first official training run of my very first marathon. 
Miles logged: 5.5
Miles I was supposed to log: 3
Pace: 9:40 / mile (slow and easy, as my legs are a little sore from all of that boardwalk running last week)
What can I say?  I've been running a mimimum of 5 miles a day for the past year and a half.  3 miles just felt like it wouldn't be enough.  And you know, I couldn't feel free to eat a giant hamburger without my daily 5.  Maybe I'll cut back on the midweek mileage when my long runs get longer.  I make no promises.
I guess that is all.