Mal and I headed into uncharted territory this morning. We each ran fourteen miles, which is the longest distance that either of us have ever run. Hooray!! I was psyched to finish today!
The other day, Monica sent me a whole slew of her favorite products to try out. I really liked the Honey Stinger – Gold, which is pure natural honey with no flavors added. The consistency made it easy to eat while jogging (I didn’t have to stop and chew) and the flavor didn’t leave a weird taste in my mouth. (It tasted like regular ol’ honey.)
My Spibelt holds my iPhone and “fuel” for the run. It would also probably fit an ID, cash, a key, or other small items. (A few people asked what fits inside my Spibelt, so I just wanted to let ya know! ;-))
When Mal and I arrived at the South Boston Running Emporium, our coach gave us a map of our 14-mile training route, which started in Southie, looped around Boston Common and the Charles River and back to South Boston.
We started down D Street to Summer Street and past South Station.
Which brought us to Downtown Crossing.
And then to Boston Common.
Where the first water stop was located (about 2 miles into the run).
The next few miles took us around Boston Common and down Beacon Street to the Charles River.
I love running along the Charles! It’s so pretty! 😀
Around mile 5.5, I crossed over the river to the Memorial side.
Around mile 6, I slowed my pace and ate the Honey Stinger. It went down, no problem!
Then, I continued on until I hit the Mass Ave bridge.
The Head of the Charles was happening today! 😀
Miles 8-11 took us down Beacon Street, around Boston Common once again, and looped back through Downtown Crossing. We followed Summer Street to L Street and back to the South Boston Running Emporium.
The final couple of miles were killer, but I pushed through and finished in 2:09:30 (9:15 pace).
- Mile 1: 9:12
- Mile 2: 8:51
- Mile 3: 9:26
- Mile 4: 9:09
- Mile 5: 9:09
- Mile 6: 9:04
- Mile 7: 9:10
- Mile 8: 9:07
- Mile 9: 9:21
- Mile 10: 9:46
- Mile 11: 9:27
- Mile 12: 9:05
- Mile 13: 9:36
- Mile 14: 9:36
Once I finished, I stretched and rehydrated with a packet for orange-flavored GU Recovery Brew, which was pretty good. It sort of reminded me of Tang.
Mal and I said goodbye to our team and drove straight to the Wheelhouse Diner for breakfast. I ordered my usual: 2 eggs with homefries, toast, and coffee.
Ya can’t go wrong with this breakfast! 😉
Then, Mal and I had the busiest day ever… and it’s not over yet! 😯 More to come!