Monday Easy 8
Ran to Fleet Feet for Pint Night and then ran with L who took the EL up there.
I tested the new Newton energy model at fleet feet for 4 miles and initially liked them. But after 2 miles my Achilles' tendons were both getting very tight. I was happy to drop them off and wear my Newton Distance again post run. (The Distance are probably my favorite shoes right now)
Tuesday 8 x 800's, 8 miles total, 61 minutes
800's started at 3:22 and dropped to 3:18 by the end. Felt very controlled but very sweaty.
Wednesday REST DAY!!
Woke up with ITB funkiness which lasted the entire day. No pain but just tightness. Attributed it to sleeping weird and crossing my legs at work. Note to self: DON'T DO THAT!!
Bought a cool dress from Anthropologie to wear to the Green city market Chef BBQ.
Thursday 8 miles, 6 @ GMP 8:00-7:47, 8 miles total 1:05
Woke up early to make this run happen before work otherwise it would have been scrubbed. L and I went to the Green City Market Chef BBQ and ate all sorts of yummy things from Little Goat, Nomi, Three Floyd's, and the list goes on and on of the "who's who" of the best restaurants in Chicago.
Some of the highlights- berries soaked in Makers Mark, Sloppy Goat, basil cake with lemon curd...
Friday Easy 5
Felt hungover all day. I drank a lot of craft beer at the Chef BBQ.
Saturday REST DAY!!
Still felt like crap all day- felt like I had a fever and was very worn out. Bummed around the expo for a while.
Met up with Tribu eventually and chatted a bit. Then went home and slept.
Sunday Rock n Roll Chicago Half Marathon. 13.1 miles, 1:47:20
It was warm, but felt pretty good the entire time. My recap is Here if you missed it.
It was a fun day running with Sara and Pete.
Later on L and I went to Piece Brewery for some more mashed potato pizza and good beer.
Another great week in the books!
And to go off topic for something more serious..
Yesterday i freaked out after I googled the ingredients in a popular electrolyte drink. Sorbitol appears to be used as a sweetener (and is also a laxative) Along with Polyethylene Glycol. I was surprised to find "ingredients" like this in the drink and wonder if this is why so many people suffer from stomach issues during runs...probably just a coincidence... Needless to say I'll probably not finish the rest of the mix I have for this drink. *I am not a chemist nor dietician or nutritionist but this stuff sounds scary as "ingredients."
This motivated me to set a "challenge" for myself to not eat any processed foods for next week. No GU, Nuun, Gatorade, gummy bears etx. I imagine it will be more difficult than I think but definitely better than consuming all the artificial dyes and preservatives. (Which I don't consume many of already because of my distrust for the government letting companies put questionable chemicals in our food supply) Stepping off soapbox now.
60 days until the Fox Valley Marathon!!!!!!!