This is me after finishing my 8 mile run yesterday ..did you hear me? I ran (okay walked and ran) 8 miles yesterday! I've never gone that far in my life. But as the date of the half-marathon approaches, my weekend long runs are becoming longer and longer. This Saturday I'm scheduled to run 10 miles. Double digits! Am I ready? Of course. Worst case scenario I walk some. I can tell you that as I add miles the thing that I notice is my calves get tight. I am sure to stretch after my runs so that I don't experience any unneccesary pain.
Overall I felt pretty good during my run however the one thing that kept me from running longer was the fact that I was quite thirsty. I mean so thirsty that my lips were dry and I was trying to make moisture with my mouth. I was hoping for water fountains around every corner but I was teased because it seemed like every fountain was broken!
Of course, I had to ask my running friends what they suggested for long runs. Some folks like handheld water bottles and others like belts. I really don't like to hold anything in my hands so I've decided to try a water belt. I went with the amphipod RunLite