I’m feeling great (knock on wood). Last week I ran 12.6 miles. I was more sore afterwards than I’ve been after our long runs, (I haven’t been sore at all). On the run I tried a Shot Bloks. It’s basically a gummy cube of salt. A friend recommended that I tried them because on days after long runs I was getting headaches. I didn’t have a headache, but I also hydrated really well the day before.
My running group also ran “800’s.” We met at the track and sprinted a half mile and walked a quarter mile six times. I ran my sprints at an eight minute mile—a slow speed for some, but one I have never achieved. I felt like superwoman.
That is the best part of this challenge, so often I feel like I’m really impressive. I felt that way after running the Ragnar Relay. I’m feeling that way now even before the half marathon just because of the good preparation I’m doing. I can really recommend setting up challenges for yourself. If you know you can stick with it, you might end up feeling really good about yourself.