A typical Friday night means that we make dinner and relax on the couch catching up with The Office, 30 Rock and The Apprentice. It's about the most t.v. we watch at any given time, but usually Friday rolls around and I am a bit brain dead and in need of some r n' r before Saturday's long run. We switched it up a little this weekend though, and went to a friend's oyster roast, which was a lot of fun. We've been a bit antisocial lately, between working and training, so it was great to see everyone and spend some time with them. However, all that meant that Saturday I was feeling a little beat and pretty tired. A little more tired than I wanted to feel knowing I had to run 10 miles.
And boy did that run feel long. By about mile 7, I was done. Tired, felt like I couldn't pick up my feet anymore, tired. I have this bad tendency to not want to take gels, and I fought the first one but counted down the minutes to the second one in the hope that it would perk me up (it was a Hammer Gel espresso flavor - 50mgs of caffeine!) and I was still dragging tail. Needless to say, by the time we made it back to the car, I was done. I don't remember the last time I felt that tired. I've had a string of really good runs lately though, so I figure I was about due for one that was a little crappy. E was great through the whole thing - encouraging me when I was having trouble encouraging myself.
Chicago Marathon training plan which looks pretty do-able, and is pretty on base with what I've been doing, with the addition of one extra run a week. I also broke down and bought protein powder, trying my first serving last night. I mixed it with a glass of almond milk and it was so filling! I had it with a small meal after my run, and I really could have done with just the beverage. Having never used it, I didn't know what to get, and just chose this one at the grocery store.