Saturday, I had a long run planned and was going to go 16 miles. The weather forecast looked pretty decent with some snow starting around 9am. I knew I would be done with my run around then so I wasn't worried.
I met up with my running buddy and our normal Saturday morning running group for the long run. We started out the run with some pretty big hills but the sun was slowly making an appearance so we just kept pushing along. Around mile 4, the snow started to fall which was about 2 hours early! I didn't think too much of it until we got to mile 6 and the roads were covered with snow and the snow was pounding down on us and flying into our eyes.
|The snow covered path|
Once we reached mile 12, we stopped and tried some new fuel - I was going to give GU another chance. We kept the break pretty short since it was freezing out and continued on. The snow suddenly stopped as we continued on and it was actually pleasant for the final 4 miles. The GU and water actually worked quite well and I didn't have any GI issues which I have previous dealt with while using GU.
|Empty GU packet and directions for the run|
Once home, it was time to take an ice bath. I don't really use ice - I just put super cold water into the tub. I haven't done an ice bath since last winter when I was training for the half and it was no less painful than I remember. The cold water was shocking as I got into the tub and the only thing that worked to barely distract me was my book. 15 minutes later, I finally got to shower!
|Ice bath with a good book|
If you have the day off tomorrow, enjoy it! I have to work :(