I got my heart-belt back from the hotel (I blogged last week that I forgot it in Berkeley). For the past week or so, I was using Binita’s belt, but this time I put mine on before the run.
I started slowly and felt sluggish for the first 30 minutes. The thought of running for 18+ miles on a treadmill at a single stretch is not comforting and it probably accounted for my sluggishness. At around the 50-minute mark, I got my second wind and picked up my pace. The next 40-45 minutes went pretty smoothly, but my stupid heart-belt is chafing my chest again. I wore it for only part of the run.
At the 99th minute mark, the treadmill stops (it can’t roll over the three digits – which sounds like a Y2K-like problem)! I took a few swigs of carbo-pro-infused Gatorade G2, ate a Stinger Waffle and restarted the treadmill for the next 51 minutes. My body felt sluggish again, but I powered through it for a total of 18.5 miles.
As I write this, my legs feel like Jello and my lower calf on my right leg is sore (along with my hips). Also, my chest now has a bruise, thanks to the ridiculous heart belt. I’d take a picture and post it but it looks kinda nasty!