Sunday, October 31, 2010

Can I get a W.O.O.F., W.O.O.F.?

Pre-workout fuel: Too Healthy Pumpkin Muffin with peanut butter and half a banana
Workout: Ran 13.26 miles in 1 hour, 56 minutes, 38 seconds; average pace, 8:47.

Epic long run. Epic. Like a pair of Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes.

My mind was in it. Actually, it wasn't - my mind wasn't anywhere, which was perfect. I didn't fret about pace or distance. I didn't even freak out when we took a break for Denali to meet two other huskies. I had set my mind on getting in the distance and nothing else mattered.

And I was all the better for it. Being relaxed allowed the miles to just tick away; it was as if I didn't even notice going from 7 to 9 to 11 to 13 to finished. Stretching by the car, I even told Mark that this run was the best I've had - including shorter weekday runs - in a long while.

The Wild Outrageous Oubache Fifteen ... BRING IT.

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I always tell you what I eat before a run but here is Mark's pre-run "fuel":
the other half of the banana, orange juice and a chocolate-glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut.


  1. The easy no pressure runs are the best. I hope for the day when I can do 13 miles at an 8:47 pace.

    Also if your interested I have two giveaways going on right now

  2. Congrats on the great workout. That donut sure does look delicious.

    I also have a giveaway going on right now that you should check out (need a road id).

  3. If I ate a doughnut before I ran I would be puking! Ha!

  4. I'm so glad to hear that you had a great run. I honestly can't imagine having the miles just pass by from 7-13, but I'll take your word for it. Now rest up for Saturday. You'll be amazing!