Today was a 16 mile run. We drove up the canyon so we could run on the marathon course. 13 of our 16 miles today were on the marathon course. There are a couple of uphills on the course and the more I run them the more mentally strong I will be on race day.
The run felt good. I took a GU at mile 7 and then again at mile 12. I drank about 16 oz of water during the run and then a Gatorade when I got home. And I haven't had any cramping at all today. Hooray!! Also, I wore my new pink compression socks today and honestly my legs feel pretty darn good right now. Maybe they really do work.
For recovery I took a 10 minute ice bath and drank my usual chocolate milk recovery drink.
I am way excited that my average pace (even with walking while I took my GU) was 8:30. Most of the run was a gradual downhill which helps but it is very exciting to be running that pace. (ignore the current pace - I was standing in my bathroom after the run).
P.S. This month I ran 170 miles!! And I'm already at 456 miles for the year.
P.S.S. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE my Garmin 305. I hope it never breaks because I don't want to change.