Today’s long run was my longest of the season at 32km (19.9mi). As usual, I completed a majority of the run with the crew from House of Running, leaving from our normal warm-up area in Vondelpark.
However, the prescribed run for the group today was 28km (17.4mi) so I still had a few extra km’s/mi’s to complete on my own. As the runs get longer and longer, they start to consume a large amount of your Saturday. In order to combat that, I decided to start earlier and get in a lap of Vondelpark before meeting the group.
I’m glad I did! I ran into my friends and their little daughter Gisèle. She’s my biggest supporter and even joined me for a few meters on my run.
The rest of my run felt great, I am really feeling the strength training starting to pay off. By the time I come to the end of today’s run I still felt fresh and strong.
I also used today’s run to test my nutrition and hydration plan. The biggest learning… my wife makes a better tasting electrolyte drink than me. Even though we both use the same recipe. So from now on, she has to make my drinks!