Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

7 Miles! And a confession.

Due to series of obstacles, I didn't get in the Tuesday see-how-far-I-can-go run that I had planned, so I just picked up my marathon schedule this weekend and headed out for 7 miles. I've run 5 here and there over the past few months, so I was pretty sure I could bang out just 2 little miles more.

Fortunately, I was right.

But I have a confession. I had a Chocolate Outrage GU at mile 4. Which I know is kind of ridiculous for a single digit run.

Confession #2: I don't regret it. The last 2 miles were a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Like my last mile was my fastest amazing. Like sprinting out the last block amazing. Like grinning for the next hour amazing.

My rule used to be no GUs unless it was a double digit run. I'm thinking now the new rule is 7 miles or more. : )

What about y'all? When do you bring out the fuel? Or do you do Gatorade for a medium distance run? I'm curious to see what everyone else's rules are.


  1. I usually break out the GU around 5ish or 6ish miles if I run more than 8.

  2. i would use stuff for anything over 5

  3. Ok, I'm bad..... I hate that stuff.... but I do like some of those Extreme Sports Beans from Jelly Belly. And since I've been off all that sugar recently, I've not had anything like that... but I am going to get some for half way through my half next month.

  4. I totally love my GU...especially the chocolate mint one! My confession is that I sometimes eat it when I am not even running!!! LOL! I usually start taking it in for longer runs around an hour. Not a big fan of gatorade so I am just a water girl.

  5. I tell my team to use it even in single digits. This and hydration are so important to training well.