The run seemed to start out a little slow, I just couldn't seem to get into a good pace, but about 3-4 miles in I was finally warmed up and moving at my usual long run pace.
2. I have been wearing InknBurn skirts for my long runs. I love the side pocket on the shorts underneath to put my phone in on one side and chapstick, fuel etc in the pocket on the other side. For shorter runs I use an arm band for my phone, but it starts to get annoying on longer runs. I also wear an Orange Mud pack to carry my bear spray and water, and water for my dog if I know we won't be running by any water for him.
Last week however I had some chaffing on my right thigh from the shorts. I was very sad about this, but not ready to give up on my skirts. Yesterday morning before leaving the house I used a healthy does of Body Glide and not only did that solve the chaffing problem it held my shorts down even better!
3. I figured out a great solution for watering my dog on long runs. Usually I run by places he can easily drink out of a water tank or creek, but lately my long runs are in drier places. I carry a 24 oz bottle of water for him and then about half or two thirds into my long runs I pour it into a gallon Ziploc bag and fold the top down a couple times. When placed on the ground and given a little shapem it actually makes a really great bowl for Cola!
|He manages to get nearly every drop of water out of the bag.|
How has your week been so far?