At this point in my training, every other week I will be running the farthest I've ever run. Last Saturday, the plan was to run 14-16 and I opted for 14, I'm trying not to get carried away :). This weekend is considered a drop week so we will be running 12 miles and the following week will be 16-18! I am nervous just typing it out, that's a really long run.
This past Saturday we met up with the Fleet Feet folks at the new green hills store (it hasn't opened yet) and we ran a really scenic run. We started off on Hillsboro Road by the Donut Den and ran down Belle Meade Blvd, through Percy Warner Park, down to West End, and back. I felt pretty good during this run, until about mile 9 or 10. Luckily though, my GU that I took around mile 6 kicked in and it got me through! I tried the Strawberry banana flavor this time and it was good, not great. I am not a huge fan of the Gu's but I think they're going to be necessary for the longer runs.
An ice bath was completely necessary after this run. Even after doing this, I was sore for a few days.
After the run, a few of the TNT ladies were doing a bake sale. I scored this drink and it was fabulous.
Just a reminder, my Five Guys fundraiser (in Brentwood) will be on Tuesday, August 27th from 4-10pm. I really hope to see you there, buy a burger and it will go to a great cause! We also may have some raffles, but nothing is confirmed yet :)