Started playing with nutrition this week. Hopefully, in the next 6 weeks I can find something that decreases my trots. Ugh, if you don’t suffer from the trots you are such a lucky person. Mine never bother me while I am running (thank God), but about 45 minutes afterwards, holy moly. Weirdly, I have to run at least 8 miles to set this process in motion. Sorry, I know this is TMI, but maybe my trail and error can help someone.
3 mile easy run at 10:51 minutes/mile. I ran this at a pace of 10:27 minutes/mile and finished in 31:26.
8 mile speed work with 1 mile warm up, 4 x 1600 at 8:45 minutes/mile with 800 jogs, and 1 mile cool down. I ran this at a pace of 10:34 minutes/mile and finished in 1:24:31. I ran this from my parent’s house again. I only slept 4 hours the night before, so this was a sad attempt at speed work. I just ran the distance and forgot the speed. I ate a Gatorade gel at mile 4 and it was awful. My stomach started cramping up about mile 6 and didn’t stop for the next 5 hours. Not going to do this again…
2 mile easy run at 10:51 minutes/mile. I completed this day in 20:47 with a pace of 10:22 minutes/mile.
10 mile long run at 10:51 minutes/mile. I ran this in 1:40:09. That is a pace of 10:01 minutes/mile. 6 seconds faster per mile than last week. I also climbed 822 feet. I have fallen in love with hills, I like pushing up. I pray for strength when I am going up and I swear I can feel God pushing me. At mile 6 I drank one of those Gatorade prime drinks. It did not make me cramp up during the run, so I guess I will try this again. I also eliminated milk from my morning coffee.