|Perfect day for a 10 mile run
|Mileage / Workout
|Fort Collins Marathon
|Medium paced. Sore but able to get in a decent run
|Fantasy Half Marathon
|Total miles for the week: 51.75 - YTD: 872.25
I actually felt pretty good this week. There was some lingering soreness throughout the week and I felt like it might've slowed me down during Saturday's half marathon. I also worried about the injury risk. It is hard to train and get in some long distance -- just for fun runs when you are racing a lot. And one of the caveats of running and racing a lot is the increasing change of injury. Luckily, other than some quad soreness and the occasional calf ache, I've been hanging in there.
Either way, I got in a nice week of mileage -- and training.
Mint Cucumber Gel
I was in the local running store the other day and was grabbing a few gels. I have shoe box brimming to the top with them, but I like to keep it topped off. I spotted a new flavor that sounded intriguing yet kind of gross: Mint Cucumber. I'll try just about anything and off all things I did try it on Saturday's half marathon. I was expecting an overpowering taste of mint or cucumber. Instead what I got was a very freshing and light tasting gel -- almost akin to the salted watermelon. Not my favorite but certainly not yucky.