Okay - it's time I talked about this. Saturday's long run was a bust. I don't know for sure what caused it, but I didn't have 13 miles @ PMP in me Saturday morning. I really didn't pay attention to my nutrition beforehand and took off again, like an idiot, without haven't eaten anything but a bite of toast and a bite of the scrambled eggs I had fixed for the family. And I didn't think I needed my fuel belt or a gel for 13 miles, but I was wrong. I started out not feeling great, but okay. My pace wasn't too far off, but I never got to the point where I could pick it up to what it needed to be. Instead, it just kept dropping off. I was doing an 8.27 mile loop from my house, then had planned on doing an out and back for the final 4.73 miles. Instead, by the time I got to my house at 8.27 miles, I was dehydrated, exhausted, and could barely put one foot in front of the other. I considered shuffling along for the 4.73 mile out and back, and then I thought better of it. That's what I did the last go around for the Country Music Marathon, and I don't think it was the right choice. So I went on inside my house and called it quits. I was drained the rest of the day. I'll post some Garmin splits on this later.
Speaking of the Garmin, Jay, aka Tri-Dummy, left a comment asking what Garmin I use. Sorry for the delay, Jay, but I have a Forerunner 305. I used to have a 301, but I left it on my back bumper and it got crushed on the highway. I like the 305 even better, though, as I feel like it holds the signal better. Not really all that noticeably better, but for an anal person who doesn't like to be off even a tenth of a mile, it's better. ;) And I also think the HR Monitor is a little more accurate.
I had also promised Briar that we'd get the mountain bikes out Saturday and hit the trails with my sister, H, her new man, K, so I got about an hour rest and then we started loading up the bikes. WE HAD A BLAST!!!!! This mountain biking thing...well, let me just say I think I'm in love. We actually didn't get to ride very long before being run off by hunters - but I am craving, absolutely obsessing about going back. I shoulda bought this mountain bike a long time ago. Next time I'll take pictures for ya.
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