You know you are crazy when you sign up for an event that requires most all of your long runs to be over 20 miles each week. To make it even more twisted you have a week where your long run is 26 miles and then another week where your long run is 31 miles. Who in their right mind would call a 31 mile run a training run?? All for the love of running in an Ultra Distance event.
So this past weekend I completed my 26 mile run with success. I managed to take in a Gel every 30 minutes. My liquids where pretty much right on target. Add in a pack of peanut butter crackers, a luna bar and some energy chews and that would be my calorie intake. Forgot the potatoes at home although I know these work from past race events. Still need more calories but it is better than in past weeks.
The only concern on this run was experiencing some strong nausea as soon as I stopped at the end. It was awful. Probably the worst that I have had in some time.
So on to another week. Let’s see I think I only have 50 miles this week. When will this twisted training end…… 40 more days!!!!!