Hope you all had a good weekend!
I have been struggling to get in my long runs for my half marathon training because it's just been so hot. According to my training plan I was scheduled to run 10 miles on Sunday. I knew I wouldn't be able to do that without water so I went out an bought a fuel and water belt. #runningnerd.
After debating between two different styles I picked the Nathan swift energy belt. It was a little pricey ($35 at Dick's sporting goods) but I really needed it!
At about 6:30 yesterday, I filled up the little water bottle, took an energy gel, and strapped on the fuel belt and headed outside. I was feeling pretty inspired after watching the some of the Olympic running events that I wanted to push myself to complete the 10 miles. I also had a brand new playlist so that really helped too.
It was sprinkling a little bit when I left my house, but I didn't mind since it was still pretty hot and humid out. At about mile 6, it started to rain a little heavier. I had a feeling that might happen so I put my ipod in a plastic bag so it didn't get damaged. Running in the rain isn't bad if you're in the mood for it. Honestly, it was fine because it cooled me off.
I finished 10 miles in 1 hour and 42 minutes with an average pace of 10:13. I just realized Nike + shows you your splits along with the negative of positive change. Very helpful and interesting. I was surprised that mile 4 was my fastest, I would have thought it would be mile 1 since I usually start out fast and then burn out.
After the run, I came home and started filling the bathtub with cold water. While it was filling I stretched and foam rolled. I recently purchased a purple Thera-roll (reminds me of Thera-flu), which is the second firmest version, and has ridges in it to get deeper into your muscles. I like it, but I will say it doesn't roll as easily as the regular ones, so you have to roll a little slower.
Now on to the Slow cooker winner!! Slimkicker chose Martha's challenge!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered my giveaway!