I got a whopping 4-hours of sleep last night, and not much more than that the previous 4-5 nights. I figure eventually it catches up with me - and perhaps that day was today. Twelve miles on the schedule the day after a workout. I was a bit concerned that I might be out of gas as I was definitely tired and sluggish during the day, so when the time for the run approached I felt I needed a little "boost".
I found a few mini candy bars in the pantry (Heath, Hershey's, and Nestle Crunch to be exact). They were just the bite sized little buggers, but I figured they'd do the trick. (Hey, until Guinness comes up w/ a recovery drink, you gotta do something!) I also made sure I took a packet of Roctane (the magic beanstalk beans equivalent of energy gels) that I'd take at about the 5-mile mark.
The candy/Roctane combo worked to perfection. Twelve miles at 6:51 pace in the hills capping off a 43+ mile week.
Tomorrow's an off day for running - if I can't get a good night's sleep tonight at least I can rest up some. Hills are Tuesday so I need to get a few Z's before then. I don't think Nestle's Crunch works on hills . . . . . .
Sun, 3/15: 12-miles @ 6:51 pace