Today I woke up to snow and was really dreading heading outside to run 19 miles, but I couldn't have asked for a better run! I bundled up and wore 2 long sleeve dri fit shirts, and my awesome North Face gloves. I created a workout on my Garmin that I set for 19 miles and put my low pace at 8:30 and my high pace at 8:00 min. While I was running if I went too slow or too fast it beeped and told me that I wasn't on target. This is the first time that I have utilized this feature on my Garmin. It really helped me to stay in check!
While I was waiting for my oatmeal to settle (and dreading going outside) I made these yummy treats:
I substituted the vanilla fat free yogurt for the Kroger Vanilla Chai CARBmaster yogurt so technically my treats weren't fat free. I also made them in 12 pan muffin tin because the box said that the mix would make 12 servings. It decreased my baking time by about 6 minutes and created good portion control.
I decided to do two things I typically don't do on a long run:
1. I listened to music on my cell phone
2. I drank this 15 minutes before I headed out the door:
I personally thought that it tasted disgusting! About 1-2 miles into my run I actually felt like I was going to throw up and could only taste the Gatorade Prime in my mouth. Yep, I think that was the first and last time drinking it.
I actually enjoyed listening to my music. I typically don't bring it with me, but my husband has been all over me about not bringing my cell phone with me on long runs. I figured that since my music was already on my phone it wouldn't hurt to listen to it....
This run was also a first long run where I only consumed 1 Clif gel, and I probably didn't even need it. I am not sure if I only needed 1 because the Gatorade Prime helped me or not. I usually would have taken 2 on a 19 miler in the past. I took one Amphipod water bottle with me and I only sipped from it 3 times, that is another first.
As soon as I got home I made a protein smoothie with Vanilla Chai CARBmaster yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and mocha protein powder. It was delish!
Then I proceeded to warm up my "sans" guilt free brownie and topped it with fat free whipped cream. YUM! It was a treat well earned!!!
After I stuffed my face in a span of less than 10 minutes I took my first ever ice bath. I wasn't a fan of this. It hurt more than running 19 miles! This new recovery process will take some getting used too!
Questions for you:
Do you treat yourself after a long run?
Love music on long runs or hate it?
Do you typically take an ice bath after a long run?
Like Gatorade Prime or hate it?