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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Long Run Day...11 Miles!!!!

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!


  1. Hi Mindy,

    I have the four-flask FuelBelt Helium. I was skeptical about buying one, but I'm glad I did now. It's been a life-saver!

    It does not bounce or rub or shift or anything that I was afraid it would do. The only negative thing I would have to say about it is this: It only has one tiny little pocket on it that is just barely big enough to carry one GU. For that reason, I won't be able to use it in races. I'll have to forego the FuelBelt in lieu of my SPIbelt so I can carry multiple GUs, and I KNOW for our marathon we will be toting cameras and such, and that will fit right into my SPIbelt also.

    Nathan makes a hydration belt too, and I think if I ever have to have a replacement belt I will probably go with the Nathan Speed for a couple of reasons. The pocket is bigger, and the flasks are 2 oz larger, each holding 10 oz rather than FuelBelt's 8 oz.

  2. Thanks so much Pam! That is very helpful! I really like the look of the FuelBelt but also wondered about the small pocket. I am a picture person so will definitely be running my half with a camera. I know you can buy a larger pocket but why spend extra money when you can buy a belt that has a bigger pocket already?!




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