Today, I ran for an hour and twenty-four minutes outdoors before it got dark. I wanted to maintain an 8:30 pace and I was just a bit faster than that. On the treadmill, I ran for 1:06 at a similar pace close to 8:15. I am still learning the proper amount of nutrition and electrolytes, but today I think I got it right. A combination of Gatorade Endurance, an apricot Clif bar and some salt pills did the trick.
The salt pills (they actually have a bunch of other ingredients) were given to me by Chrissie Wellington’s nutritionist last year when I was in Kona. I have just started taking them and they are great. Speaking of Kona, congratulations to Mirinda Carfrae for winning the world championship in world record time of 8:52 on October 12.