…try, try again. Right? This morning was attempt number two for my run commute in to work. My brain knew it and was ready as I slowly started waking up before my alarm went off. When my alarm rang at 4:30 I flew up and out of bed. I got ready, drank some coffee and water, took Finlay for a walk and headed out the door. I decided to run with my Camelbak and the Infinit run formula again since it worked so well the last time.
I wasn’t sure how the legs would feel since I’ve been pushing the hills on the bike this week. I was maybe a wee bit slower but my legs didn’t feel trashed at all. The sun was starting to rise and it felt fresh and delicious out.
Chug, chug, chug along. It was really quiet on the roads and there were a lot fewer cyclists commuting in along this route than normal. It was almost peaceful!
The Infinit worked really well. It kept me hydrated and no need for any extra gels at all. And no bonking at the end! I didn’t want to waste time running to my office, grabbing a gym bag, walking to the Y to get ready and back. That whole ordeal takes an hour. A few weeks ago I started renting a small locked basket at the Y to keep shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, you name it. When I swam earlier this week I also left behind some clean shorts and a t-shirt to change into. This way I could run straight to the Y and save some time.
I was supposed to go for 2:15, but just after 2:05 I was at the Y. I didn’t want to get to work too late so I called it a day. Overall it was a great run! I felt strong all the way through the end, no fading at all!
Woo hoo, tomorrow is Friday! This week has just flown by!!