Solid Build Up and Then Some Setbacks
The focus for this training block is to get in some longer runs and have a better feel for what it’s like to spend more time on my feet as well as run on tired legs. This block consisted of two phases of three weeks on and one week of rest between them. I managed to get 98 total miles for the first week with my longest run just over 31 miles. This run was okay but I realized I would need to do a few things different on the next long run and also for the race. Running with a hydration vest for this long took a beating on my ribs. It was the constant bounce of the bottles which became very uncomfortable so I’ll scratch that off my race day attire. I also learned that putting body glide on the inner thighs helps to avoid chafing but also results in a heat rash so I’ll have to be conscious of that and stick to Vaseline or something else during the race.