Goals: PM run, 40 Carbs
Result: 10 mile run.
Diet Setbacks: one slice of pizza, but I'm writing it off
Morning Weight: 206
Thoughts: Today was a good day. Very simple. After making (serious) jokes on the comments section of Emz blog yesterday, karma paid off and I ended up having to go do some work; thanks to two stabbing at another prison.
This always messes with my food schedule, but I still did alright. I got home with enough time to get my run in so I ate a grilled chicken sandwich as fuel and waited 30 minutes. The schedule today calls for 3 miles but due to an undisclosed reason (or two) I want to work in some more long runs. So I made it 10 miles, and hopefully I can try my luck at a 15 miler this weekend.
CB brought home a pizza for me to have for dinner (I was going to have a chicken breast), I had one small slice. It brought my carb count to 65 for the day. My goal was 40, but I think I can still count today as a win thanks to my run. In fact, I was 202 when i returned from my run, I burned some sweat and dropped some sweat.
Run went very well except for a few things. My on paper goal was a 12:00 pace, my in my head goal was 11:00, I finished with a 11:30 pace, I held a 10:59 pace through mile three, 11:12 until the last mile, but the last hill killed me.
The problems were these: I ended up with pain on the balls of my feet, I had pain on the top of my feet near the superficial peroneal nerve. I also had on and off knee pain, but I always get this on my first long run. I am going to remedy the pain on the top of my feet by changing my laces. I have no idea about the feeling of bruises on the balls of my feet.
The most important thing I want out of this post is to pose a few questions:
How to fuel during long runs?
Do you have any long run rituals?
Do you eat before long runs, if so what?
Have you had odd pains during long runs?
Any useful advice to lend as my distances grow?