I did another long run last week of 8 miles and a short run. My mileage last week was very low compared to the previous weeks. I am planning on a 2 hour 20 minute run tomorrow morning. It is going to be a very hot day tomorrow. I hope to get out there before the heat becomes an issue. I am also going to have to dress for it. I have been wearing long tights and a vest for the entire winter and even the past few weeks. I think now I have to wise up to the conditions and be ready to feel the heat. It’s not a winter run for sure. I’ll miss that. I am feeling a little anxious about the run but keep remembering something I read that suggests to just say you are going for a run, don’t get hung up over the distance of the run.
Today was a day that I had to listen to my body. I had been extremely busy the past two weeks. Yesterday was a day where I didn’t eat as well and didn’t drink enough water. I paid for it today with a headache and fatigue. Once I had gatorade I started to feel better. I am continuing to have lots of fluid and will have some protein and carbs for dinner with pasta alfredo to help me prepare for tomorrow. I decided to just stay home today with the kids and stay low key to rest up for tomorrow.
Here’s to a successful long run prior to the race and looking forward to the taper and preparation.