Ok…here we go again. I am so annoyed that my post from Tuesday completely disappeared. I blame my work computer (probably a sign that I should stop blogging at work 😉 ).
Anyway….over the weekend, Joe and I were in Jersey/Philly for our friend’s wedding festivities. I have another post coming about the wedding, so hold on for that one!
But first, lets talk about my new PDR of 16 miles! Joe was already in Jersey when I arrived on Saturday evening (he had gone early for pre-wedding party) so we planned to get up early on Sunday and get in our 16 miles before heading to Philly for the wedding.
His lovely parents were nice enough to take us out for a pre-long run dinner at Spigola.
And now, onto the run. Joe planned a route through Veterans Park that he use to run when he did cross country in high school. it was mostly grass and trails which slowed the pace a bit, but was probably more gentle on the joints.
It was horribly humid out and that made the whole run kind of a struggle, but we both had lots of water on us and tried to stay well hydrated. It was actually cloudy for most of the run which helped a bit.
We shared a pack of Strawberry Gu Chomps around mile 9. They tasted really good, but might be too big of bites for my mouth. I felt like I had to do a lot of chewing. I’m still thinking sport beans are my favorite so far.
It was a really tiring run and just made me crave the cooler temps even more. After a good stretch session and lots of gatorade, we headed home to make a quick bite. Veggie sandwich with cheese + many unpictured pickles for me!
Then it was time to head to the hotel in Philly to get ready for the wedding!!
Have you tried the Gu Chomps? What is your favorite way to fuel on a long run?