I made it through my last weekend of long runs before the Disney Dopey Challenge! It technically started Thursday with 3 miles and a weight session. Friday was 5 miles and I felt good. Saturday was 10 miles, but lightning and rain forced me to do it on the dreaded treadmill. Ugh, but my legs felt good. And I think the boredom I have to fight on that thing will help me mentally come race day!
Sunday was the 20 miler. Luckily the rain stopped, but it was replaced by 15-20 mph winds from the cold North. Temps were around freezing and with the wind chill it said it felt like 25 degrees (American). And I did the run at Dallas’ White Rock Lake. The wind was really whipping off the lake and I was really fighting it.
I did not have a great run. I felt sluggish (like a wet sponge) and wanted it to be over 3 miles in. But I powered through it and got er done! 38 miles over 4 days!!!
I even ran into my mom who was also running, as well as a couple friends who wanted to meet me down there.
After finishing that tough tough run and our body temps cooled off, we got really cold! How to warm up? TACOS!
I was pretty worn down afterwards. I wasn’t able to get off the couch all that much. I think part of the issue is that I did that whole 20 miles on a little water, 1 Gu and 1 Honey Stinger. 200 calories ingested during a 20 mile run don’t really make up for the 3,000 or so I burned! I’ll be better about this come race day. Hopefully running on empty will make me stronger. I hope.
WARNING: While on the couch, I couldn’t help taking a pic of the progressing bruising/blistering ole toe.
It doesn’t really bother me at all, just looks gross. But I kind of like it because it reminds me of my all time fave movie: “Lost in Translation”. It has a scene where ScarJo stubs her toe and later on shows it to Bill “effin” Murray while they eat sushi, and he calls it “Brack toe” and says it’s probably a delicacy in Japan. I can’t help but keep calling it my bracktoe. You can see the short movie clip HERE.
So there we go, now it’s TAPER-TIME!
What’s your go-to post long run meal? How bad do your feet get blistered and bruised by the end of training season? What’s your fave movie?