Good morning Guys! Just back from my first 100 minute medium run and it was fantastic! I actually now get to enjoy it all in one run! The moon and stars with the peace and quietness of the night. Fields and grass with dimly lit park roads along a river with stone bridges.
Little hills to spice things up and then a run along the beach with the sun just rising:
Life couldn’t be better. I love to kick start my day like this.
It also happened that I ran a new 10k MAF PR (1:22) and Strava shows me that I improved by exactly 16 beats since January this year.
Oh … and I have a new pack or better a vest. I tested it today and think finally I have found my perfect solution for carrying things and hydration on longer runs. I don’t think that I’ll use it on every medium run, but definitely on my longer ones. I did take and drink half a liter during today’s run (gotta test new fancy gear right?) and I did feel as if I had a bit more energy.
In a way I think it is overkill to take something to drink with me when out under 2 hours, but then it is a nice way to get in some carbs in as I really can’t eat before heading out … I also want to get used to drinking/eating during running, but not quite sure how to go about it.
What is your take on this? When do you take fuel with you? Any tips or things I should try out? I’m primarily concerned about the medium runs as they will start to get longer and it took me already over 2 hours today if I include warming up.