I am starting a new format to log my training runs so I can look back on them to identify successes and not so successful elements related to the training run. This week in increased my mileage a bit and got up to 7 miles on a long run for the weekend.
Here are the stats of the run:
Breakfast was 3 pieces of light wheat bread as french toast
1 cup of tea
Time of day
I began the run at 1:30 p.m.
It was 79 degrees and full sun with a slight breeze, very low humidity
Fuel on the run
One water bottle and my family met me at mile 4 with an additional water bottle. I drank some and poured some on my head.
Skirt Sport and a tank top. Note: the skirt sport started to chafe around the last mile. That will either require me to use Glide or choose something else to wear when I run longer distances.
I walked a little extra here and there; but maintained my 30/30 for the entire run.
I felt fine after the run. I went to the farm and walked up the fields (approx 1.5 miles) in the sun. Very little soreness the next day. Mostly felt a little sore in the hip flexors.
Overall I was satisfied with this run. After mile 4 I felt like I was getting into a groove. I stayed on the roads that were shady and was pleased to get in a little more mileage with the walk at the farm as well – some cross training.
I hope to continue with this increase a little bit more each week/weekend.