The alarm went off at 4:30 am and it was time to get the show on the road for part two of my attempt to fit my long workouts in during the week. Except I accidentally turned alarm #2 off before dozing off and waking up again at 4:50. Oops! I jumped out of bed, put the running gear on, Body Glided, took Finlay for a walk and grabbed my stuff. I downed a gel just before starting on the road at 5:20 am. The sun was already on its way up so it wasn’t even that dark out.
I had a two hour run on the schedule and since it is pretty well downhill the entire way I much prefer the run into work, as opposed to the uphill run home. The streets were pretty quiet and the temperature was super comfortable out. I was going along at a half decent clip too!
I wore a Camelbak and drank some Infinit Run for the first time. Not sure which run formulation it is, but it comes in the 6 pack trial. It was a lemon-lime flavour and I really enjoyed it. Not too obtrusive of a flavour, something I could easily down on a regular basis and not get sick of the taste. As I was getting towards the tail end of my run I was running the pathway along the Bow River, just past Edworthy park and all of a sudden I heard my name! It was my friend Debbie, saying hi and shouting encouragement at me. It was a good boost! Near the end my legs got a bit tired, but I finished the run up in good shape. Door to door…2 hours! Perfect!
I ran upstairs, grabbed my gym bag, and quickly mixed up the Infinite Recovery shake and headed off to the Y to shower and change. Within about three minutes of the recovery shake hitting my stomach it let me know in no uncertain terms that it was not a fan! The taste was okay, it just wasn’t sitting well at all. I somehow or other drank 1/3 of it, and then finally said no more. Oh well, some things work great for people, other things don’t. This is the first thing I’ve tried that does not sit well in my stomach. Guess I’ll be sticking to good ol’ chocolate milk for my recovery drink!
Alright, must start getting ready for bed because it will be my third really early morning in a row. Did I mention that Friday is not a rest day?? :)