Well our route was changed today because we were running to pick up a friend from her house...Christina! (Who we have missed so much because she has been resting from running due to an injured hamstring.) It was awesome to have her running with us again this morning. Anyway, I met Katrina and Laura at Laura's house around 5AM. They had already ran 3 miles before grabbing me. We then ran about 4 miles to Christina's house to pick her up. And then we ran a route back to Laura's house. I ran a total of 11 miles in 2 hours and 17 minutes which is an average pace of 12:27. The key to these long runs for us is a slow and steady pace. The run was great for me this morning. I hit my usual wall around 5 miles but pushed through it and finished strong. And GU is my best friend!!! And so is Laura's water and Gatorade drops...could not make it without those! But we talked about getting some kind of fuel belts this morning. Because we are used to getting a bottle of Gatorade or water about every 3 miles and carrying it with us while we run for a ways. That way we get to sip as needed. But at our half marathon, they are going to give us cups and we can't run with those. So fuel belts make sense. Any suggestions on what to get???
Gonna relax with my boys the rest of the day! Happy Saturday everyone!