Monday, September 19, 2011

You gotta search within you

Saturday was my long run with Jessica. All in all a pretty good run. We met up at the Georgetown Run Tex store, did a loop around Southwestern, and then hit the San Gabriel trail. The weather was definitely cooler but the humidity was HIGH!

This week we experimented with Shot Bloks. At mile 6 we both had one. I will say they are pretty easy to eat as they are soft and kind of dissolved...BUT....they were almost too sweet, and maybe upset my stomach a little. I think I have felt better when I eat the Sweedish Fish or Gummi Bears. It was almost like they gave me an acidic stomachache. I think we may try GU next week.

At mile 13 and 14 I was having to double back on myself to get to 14 miles which kind of wore me out. Next time I just need to run farther out so I don't have to run up and down the street. At mile 14 I was DONE! I was tired and really thirsty this week. I have to say this was not my easiest long run.

I was glad to have Jessica's company though!

Here are my splits:
Mile Time
1 9:11
2 8:41
3 8:51
4 9:22
5 9:30
6 9:31
7 9:23
8 9:23
9 9:23
10 9:27
11 9:22
12 8:36
13 8:38
14 8:57
TOTAL 2:08:23

I was listening to Eminem on my run this morning and had to rewind this part of "Till I Collapse"

'Cause sometimes you feel tired,
feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.
But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
and just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up
and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse'

Words for me to think about today.

Hope you all have a good week!


  1. Eminem's "Til I Collapse" is my go-to song whenever I need some inspiration at the end of runs. Great work on the 14 miler. This is such a tough time of year to train with the heat/humidity. The long runs will be so much more pleasant when (if??) it cools off.

  2. Great run!

    I have just started experimenting with GU. I have found it to sit well in my belly and to really help. It is so tough to figure out what works, isn't it?

  3. Long distance runs and food has always been a tough balance for me. Honey Stinger is one that always worked for my stomach (b/c who doesn't like honey, right? :)

    Great job on your run! Always love when I speed up over the last few miles!