I was feeling really good when I woke up this morning. Rested, energized, and looking forward to a long run. June was busy and it had been a while since I had done one. The weather was perfect, I was in no hurry to rush home for something, and I was excited because I had all kinds of goodies I wanted to try.
I recently bought this hand held water bottle. The “bottle” is soft and creates a vacuum so that the water doesn’t slosh around when you run. I wasn’t sure about it and it felt kind of funny when I attached it to my wrist, but I knew it was hot so the perfect occasion to try it out.
I have been experimenting with Jeff Galloway’s run / walk / run method, which I applied today. I started off with a 2 minute run / 1 minute walk, after about 20 minutes went up to 3 minute run / 1 minute walk, and eventually shifted to 4 minute run / 1 minute walk. I was a bit worried about my shins, as I had done a 4 km run on Saturday and they were a bit tight. I have noticed they tighten up if I am not properly warmed up. So I took things nice and slow from the start, and no shin pain !
I left about 8:15 a.m. because of the heat. I tried to vary my route and fully enjoyed it. I had to run by all these geese :
Ran over to the Vincennes castle :
Ran up to the bike track :
Saw people on horseback :
I ended up doing 1 hour and 54 minutes, 15 km.
When I got home, I continued my experiments. I had recently bought both Cliff bars and Nuun. I had never tried either. Thumbs up on both ! I can not believe how great Nuun is (orange flavor)!I was expecting it to be overly sweet but its not. I have had 3 today !
Yes, today was a ” 10 ” run.
I am traveling this coming week, but will be in Maine with my parents next weekend and looking forward to the LLBean 10K. Going to hook up with 2 bloggers at the race, Jen at Running with the Girls and Kara at One redhead and lighthouses. If you are in Maine next Saturday, come & join us !
I am linking up with Tara at Running n Reading for the weekend update. Be sure to check out the other bloggers.
Did you run this weekend ? How was your weather ? See anything interesting ?