I did a four-hour 19-mile run on the treadmill this morning. Thankfully that will be the longest I have to run on the treadmill (ever, I hope), because when I do next weekend’s long run, which will be the longest on my training plan, I will be out on the roads to make sure that I’m properly prepared for road-running such a long distance.
I’ve been finding for the last few weeks, as the long runs have got longer, that I need to fuel with sugar during the run to prevent myself from running out of energy. With treadmill running, this has been fairly easy – I just have a bowl of Celebrations that I can munch on when I step off the treadmill for a few seconds to have a drink – but it’s going to be more difficult on the road, as there’s only so much I can carry in my running belt. Next week will be a good trial to see how I can manage it.
I’ve not had the energy to do much else today, so all my weekend tasks will get done tomorrow! Spending the evening on the sofa with Geth, who also needs to rest after a bad fall yesterday.
Today’s earworm playlist:
Lewis Capaldi – Grace
Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley – The Phantom Of The Opera
Duran Duran – Lonely In Your Nightmare
Geri Halliwell – Look At Me
Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes