Last Long Run Before Lean Horse
Yesterday, I ran 42 miles on the Mickelson Trail. This will be my last long run before the upcoming Lean Horse Hundred in less than a month. My total weekly mileage this week was 77.2 miles.
It was hot but not unbearable. I kept my heart rate at 130-140 and was barely breathing hard, despite running a full 1:30 min/mile faster than I normally do on my long training runs.
Today, I'm tired but not exhausted. I came home, ate a HUGE steak and went to bed. I was still hungry this morning. Oh, by the way, carb loading is for short distance (ie marathon and less) runners. Ultrarunners crave calories- that includes protein as well as carbs.
I thought about doing another 20 -30 mile run today but I don't want to push it and end up injuring myself with the ultramarathon only a few weeks away. Jeanne and Nathan have returned from Wisconsin. I have a "honey-do" list that includes putting a few plants into the ground and getting our succulent/xeri-garden in order.
Can I run 100 miles? You bet I can!
Now I only need to turn my potential into reality!