We planted water at the mid point. Today, I enjoyed a few sips of red Gatorade, as well as three Swedish Fish. I used to use Sport Beans for mid run energy, but they leave my stomach feeling funky, Last year, a friend and marathon runner suggested Swedish Fish, so I tried them a few weeks ago. Thus far, I like them and the seem to be doing the trick. They don't dry out my mouth as much as the beans do; the small things in life! Our time at the mid point was 48 minutes and change, which yields 8:40 ish splits... I'll take it! And then .. my phone died ;(
We ran home sans music or a timing device, but we felt great! Nate and I conversed and the remaining five miles passed quickly.. In fact, as we approached my house the two of us were shocked it was Over. Now that is the long run I was looking for. My assumptions (according to start and end time) we were right under nine minute miles the whole way.
After the run I showered and headed off to my parents to get the summer clothing I needed for ........ LAS VEGAS!!!! In the hustle and bustle of last week, I neglected to blog about our upcoming trip to sin city!! I can't wait. Mark and I will be joined by my friend Katie, her Fiance Andrew, Mark's friend Gene, our friend Ashley from NYC, and Mark's other friend Allen. We are staying at Caesar's ,and I am VERY excited about the lavish pool that is advertised online. I don't think I have seen a pool like that before, never mind swam in one! Unfortunately, I have been scoping the weather all day and it isn't looking promising yet, but weather can change thank goodness! Anyway, I wanted to grab some summer essentials from the cape cottage, as well as spend time with my mom and brother. My mom whipped up a delicious homemade pizza just as Tucker and I arrived. Yum! I had to pass on pizza since my stomach was left a bit unsettled after the run. In fact, its still ia rather unsettled, so I have limited foods to report from today!
More good news.... tomorrow I will share the world's BEST Hummus recipe with you folks. Recently, a student and her mom made me traditional humus from Iran. It is scrumptious! Stay tuned for the recipe!
Hope you had a great weekend!