I chose a loop of about 7 miles to stop about once every hour to load up on fuel. I felt pretty good during the first two loops, but started to run out of steam during the latter part of the 3rd loop. I have to readjust my nutrition tactics just a bit by taking in calories and electrolytes more often at slightly higher dosages.
|Well managed heart rate today
The best part about today’s run was that I managed my heart-rate in the low level-2 range and still averaged a speed of just above 8:30 per mile. If I can go just a bit faster and sustain it for the full 26.1 miles, I have a small chance of qualifying for Boston. Before today’s run, I put my chances at 5%, but after today’s run, I put my chances at 10%; still not good, but better than last week!!