Yesterday morning I opted to sleep in since Wrestlemania was on at night and I knew I would need to stay up late.
Unfortunately the A/C was out at the gym, and I ended up having an impromptu heat training session. When it’s hot outside you still frequently get a little breeze coming off the ocean (if you’re me, haha) but inside the gym it was just hot and stuffy. I survived to tell the tale though!
I’m almost finished with the Hansons book now. Last night I read the chapter on hydration and it said a good general guideline is to drink 4-6 gulps of fluid per 15-20 minutes (that’s about 2-8oz of fluid).
Apparently studies show that when we get dehydrated it slows our pace by around 2%. “At an 8:00 minute pace a 2% loss in pace translates into 5 lost seconds per mile. If you slow down by 2-4% which is common, that 8:00 minute pace slows closer to 8:20 pace. That is the difference between a 3:29 and a 3:38 marathon finish.”
I ran for a little over 60 minutes and drank one bottle of Gatorade, which I think comes out to about 4 small gulps per 15-20 minutes. I was pretty thirsty by the end so I’m going to try and be more conscious about hydration. Hansons recommends practicing hydration (and fueling in general) on each run over 60 minutes.
I love my Brooks Glycerines, a lot. My calf tightness has completely gone away and I just feel so comfortable running in them.
HOWEVER, I recently discovered these Adidas beauties?:
They clearly aren’t made for running, but I want to wear them everywhere! I just can’t find them for sale anywhere which is a real problem. They seem to be totally sold out! If you come across a pair for sale (size 9) while you’re browsing the Internet please send me the link!
To be honest, not a lot else happened this weekend besides running and watching wrestling since it was Mania weekend! Finn retained his championship belt at NXT Takeover on Friday, whoo!
I think most of April is going to be a pretty chill month while we get ready for vacation towards the end of the month!
I purchased another Venice candle because I’ve got Italy on my mind!
Adam and I signed up to hike Mount Vesuvius while we’re in Italy which I am SO EXCITED ABOUT! Vesuvius is an active volcano best known for the eruption of AD 79 in which it destroyed Pompeii. It last erupted in 1944 and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last 100 years.
Photo By Wikipedia User: Antonsusi
Today around 3 million people live near Mount Vesuvius, which is pretty dangerous since its explosions are known for being violent.
I hope you had a great weekend!
Have you ever hiked up a volcano?! What was it like?
What’s your hydration strategy during training runs?