Thursday, May 31, 2012

Run Sara Run

Word of advice; if you think you're shoes are shot, they are shot. Don't try just one more run in them. R.I.P. adidas trailrunners, size 7. My new ones!:

adidas Women's THRASHER TRAIL ShoeThese should be arriving by Friday. I can't wait! Getting new shoes is the BEST. I feel like I'm running on a cloud. The tread looks pretty hardcore on these so I should be flying on the trails.

Last weeks Thursday night trail run was a total bust. I was already thirsty before the run started and it was hot and humid out. Plus, the normal run leader wasn't there for that run so the other guy that lead was way too fast and his trail was disorganized and he didn't stop enough to wait for the people in the back. I ended up walking a lot of the run and then just getting lost in the woods. Fun. Oh and my mild thirst turned into down right dehydration. Blech. Total bust. I still ended up at around 6 miles but there is a HUGE difference between a good 6 and a terrible 6. Tonight,  is the Corporate Challenge (so no Thursday Night Trail Run) but since I'm not part of the Corporate Running World (or actually my company is not into running ) I'm going to run with my dad. I'll end this week with about 35 miles.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Medved Trail Run

This is me after finishing the Medved Trail Run. I ended up clocking 16.79 miles after getting mildly lost on the third loop...yes, lost again but not as as bad as the previous year! I can tell that I am in way better shape then I was this time last year. I breezed through these loops like nothing! This race, I switched up from my usual Clif Gel Blocks to Jelly Belly Sport Beans. At first bite, I thought that these were too hard to chew while running. The Gel Blocks sort of dissolve as you chew rather quickly and these took alot more effort to break down and eventually swallow. I ate three beans and then put them back in my camelback. I was not impressed but I started to hit a shallow point in my run so I took them back out and trudged through half of the pack while finishing my second loop. About 5 minutes after I ate half the pack, I could feel the energy boost., I walked up a huge trail hill and ate the rest of the pack and within 10 minutes, I had a HUGE surge of energy. Ok, so NOW I am impressed! The Gel Blocks were effective but took much longer, in my opinion, to provide me the much needed energy. These sport beans were fast and effective! I flew through the last loop, the few moments of being lost and crossed the finish line with a smile! I am totally sold on these beans and will be using them from now on. I bought the fruit punch flavor and they were fantastic! Anyone who knows me, knows how obsessed I am with fruity, chewy candy and these taste just like a candy treat.