No post yesterday, as times just flies so fast after a long run. Somehow the day got away from me, and once I’d returned home, eaten breakfast and showered etc, there may have been copious naps throughout the day, punctuated with more meals/snacks whilst reading and watching some pretty mind blowing stuff (mainly Santos Bonacci yesterday: Australian dude, look him up on youtube, he is very informative and enlightening).
But, YES, got the run in, and it was great! 32km exactly, with the last 2kms spent running up and down the hill at the front of our school (about 100m up to the top; a gentle hill). Felt great to finish strong. Those jelly packs are fine as fuel (the squeeze pack is really handy and easier than fiddling with packets of sweets) but they are SO sweet and leave a nasty, sugary aftertaste in my mouth. So, will probably limit them and use them with other food and drink during the main event.
No running for me today, but I will aim to get some strength training in later today.
A few posts ago (last week maybe?) I wrote about the horror of too much cardio leading to fat gain. As David from Captain Speedy Pants (http://www.captainspeedypants.com/) pointed out, I should have posted the links to the articles too. So, sorry for the belated nature of these, but these are two of the links I found in the history (I read a lot more, but I have no idea where they went to?). Take them with a pinch (or handful?) of salt, as they are not specifically tailored to runners, nor to distance or endurance training, but can make for an interesting read nonetheless:
Has anyone else seen Santo Bonacci’s work? Anyone experience gaining weight during training for a race?
So, that’s all form me today. Short and sweet. Have a very funday-Monday one and all!