Saturday, April 26, 2008

No Bonk!

If you read a post from a few weeks ago, you know that I had a major BONK on a 16 mile run. Well, today I headed out for my long run under the same hot and humid conditions and at the same time of day - midday!! Real smart, right?

This time I loaded my water bottle with H2O and CarboPro and three gels, each with 150 calories (electrolytes & carbs, yummy!). I ate well before my swim (which I did before my run) and then refueled before the run. I realized that it was going to be a trying day so I made sure to start out nice and easy for my first loop. As I started the second loop I still felt solid and again reminded myself to take it easy because this is, after all, a training run. I'm not going to set any land speed records - ever - and what my focus is today is getting the miles on my legs. By the time I got to my third and final loop I was getting tired but noticed that I wasn't feeling the bonk that I felt last time. I had been maintaining my fuel, just as I had planned. I had forgotten one important item though, my salt tablets! I thought about it as I looked down and realized that my navy colored shorts now had lovely white salt splotches all over them. Oh well, I proceeded and while I did fall off my pace a bit I still completed the almost 19 miles at a 9:35 pace. Like I said, not setting any land speed records, but for a hot and humid day I'll take it!

Now I just have to hope it doesn't storm tomorrow, as is predicted, so we can get our ride in!!


Tri to Be Funny said...

Nice solid run! Hope you got your ride in yesterday!! I didn't head out until 2:30p and still got stuck in a downpour at 71 and Bee Caves for about 10 minutes...

Marsha Marsha Marsha said...

we should get Don T Bonk to run after you during your workouts