I managed to wake up Sunday morning and not feel too terrible. A little sleepy, but that's every morning for me.
And I actually managed to eat a portion of a real breakfast (toasted sandwich thin, peanut butter and banana).
The first few miles were pretty blurry. I barely remember them. I think I woke up around mile 3. Yay! Almost a third of the run done, and I didn't even know it.
The portion of the run I do remember was just pure awesome. We had a group of five running together, which makes me smile. It's so fun to run with people with the same goal.
I took a GU gel a little past the 4-mile mark. I was solely a GU Chomps girl, but our coach handed these out (I can't resist free stuff). I'm really not a fan of the texture, but it seemed to do the job.
I felt really, really, really great this entire run. I never said "I hate running." I never said "I'll never run again." I never said "I want to punch running in the face" (thanks for the inspiration for this gem).
I needed this. I didn't expect it this day, but I needed it.
Now I'm furiously analyzing absolutely everything I did to replicate it for all of my long runs (including kissing donkeys).
Distance: 10 miles
How was your week in running? Did you find long run love this week like me? Have you ever gotten 4 hours of sleep before a long run? How did it go? Have you ever slept through a few miles? What's your favorite running nutrition?