Happy Sunday!! I’ve had a pretty busy day and am so ready to go to bed! I started out my Sunday morning with a 12 miler since I didn’t do it yesterday. I got up at 6 and was out the door by 6:30. I ran the same route as last time but felt tired from the very beginning. Surprisingly, I ran this 12 miler a little faster than last weeks! My time was 2:10:xx with an average pace of 10:54! I did incorporate some walk breaks and surprisingly they really made me pick my pace up after them. Normally when I do walk breaks, I just want to keep walking and they make me even more tired! But not today!
The run was pretty uneventful. The weather was nice, 50 degrees and cloudy. This route is pretty hilly so that made me a little more tired than my other routes. I did upload some new Christmas music to my running playlist last night so that kept my mind occupied for a while!!
I didn’t eat anything before this run, like I did last week. There just wasn’t enough time for me to eat, digest, and then head out for the run. I did take a Powergel at mile 8. I felt about the same as last week. I started getting a side stitch around 6 miles and the walk breaks helped a little with that but it continued to the end of my run. I don’t think it matters what I do, I am gonna get a side stitch on my long runs no matter what. I have tried changing what I eat pre run, the night before, during the run, etc. and nothing makes me NOT get one. Anyone have any insight on this? I am thinking it’s just something I’m going to have to deal with and that kinda sucks because I felt great, other than that.
Anyway, that was my last 12 miler before my race on Dec. 5th! I think my long run next weekend is only 8 miles so that will be a nice break!!
After my run and ice bath, I studied some more for my Anatomy test tomorrow and then went to Al’s families Thanksgiving! It was so good! I love family events, especially when they involve food!
I hope everyone else had a great weekend! I am so ready for my test tomorrow to be over so I can be on Thanksgiving break!! Have a great night!
Posted in: on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at at 8:45 PM