I asked the internet “What should I eat before my big 30k run tomorrow? It replied, Salmon and Rice.
So, like good boy, I had Salmon and Rice. It worked. So well, I ran 32k instead of 30! 3:49. This after not running for 3 weeks (not one step) up until this week where on Tuesday I ran 4 terrible K, Wednesday I ran 8 good hill K’s, Saturday it was a fantastic 10k and then today I blew away a 32k. (my longest ever).
It was below freezing for the first 1/2 of the run, but I took off my 5’s after 10k and went barefooted for the remaining 22k.
It was good. no issues to speak of, just normal sore now. I find that the longer I run, the easier my ice baths get. I spent 25 blissful minutes in the tub, and felt good as soon as I got out. ( I did have to stop and work a cramp out of my Hamstring for a minute at the 29k mark)
I ran a steady 7 min/km pace from start to finish and employed a slightly modified 10 and 1, run walk strategy. All I know right now at this moment, is that I have all the confidence in my ability to complete the Marathon on May 1st, and also to do really well at the Half marathon this upcoming weekend.
I am beaming at my personal accomplishments this week. Lots of things are WAY better then they were a week ago… Thank you to the internet and to my real life family and friends.
After the run, we went out on a Family outing. I took the camera, something I haven’t done in a long time. Maybe good stuff all goes hand in hand. Andrew is studying ponds and birds in his pre-school, so we headed out to Frank Lake.
And we got to see and do stuff like this.