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  • 12 miles
  • 02:04 time
  • 10:19 pace
  • 1598 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
    effort /5
good Lakefront Trail 12 mi 02:04 10:19 pace

Whole body felt kind of tense/wonky for the first mile, but loosened up after. Kept a pretty consistent pace of 10:00-10:17 after a slow first mile warm up (10:34). This run was all about products. Had to get some Spandex shorts, after last week's "runner's rash." Happy that Target has a pair that seems to work for $15. Also got some Body Glide. Tried a new refueling option...Stinger honey gel. Didn't care for the taste/texture - too sweet. Also damn near impossible to open, even with my teeth. Can't imagine trying to do it on the move. Seems to upset my stomach, too. Having a hard time with my post-run meal, which usually isn't a problem. ;) Happy this run is done and looking forward to next weekend...half marathon distance, woot woot! Have a great weekend, everyone!

  • Hill

    Great run! Sorry the Stinger didn't work out.

    about 6 years ago Like2 people

  • Ted

    Great 12!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    Great 12! Give fruit snacks a try. 80 calories and cheap.

    about 6 years ago Like2 people

  • Steve M.

    nice long trail run Shanna!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Lisa A.
    Lisa A.

    I got a pair of running shorts this week too. itching to try them out...hoping they dont give me runners rash! Great run, you are doing awesome! The only gel that I can tolerate is GU chocolate outrage. All the other flavors make me gag!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Ryan

    Twelve miles - Awesome! I'm jealous - my right foot is keeping me out of running for the time being. Great work on starting to figure out nutrition - yeah, it takes a while, but thats half the point of long runs.
    (BTW you might want to try to pick up some carbogain - it's 100% maltodextrin, and not incredibly sweet. Can mix it with simple syrup to taste, and end up with a gel that is lower fructose than honey - so it might suit your stomach better)

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Brian S.
    Brian S.

    excellent! so good you are working on the "products" side since that is so important even if that was challenging today. Better now than in the race! these miles also help you build confidence.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Gavin

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    Great 12 too sponsored by the mile?

    about 6 years ago Like2 people

  • Frank A.
    Frank A.

    Nice 12 Shanna! You have time to figure out the food options that will work best.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Melissa C.
    Melissa C.

    Way to go - you're so close to that 1/2 marathon distance!! I can totally relate to the 'products' run - my husband always laughes at all my gear and calls it my 'Ghostbuster' outfit :)

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Dadrunsfar J.
    Dadrunsfar J.

    wow, already up to the half distance. Nice Job. That body glide is a life saver. I never liked gels for fuel. My stomach doesn't take them very well either. I love me some cliff bars for my fuel. the small snack size ones. this is the perfect distance to test all those out, you are doing awesome.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Dee

    Nice run Shanna--you went far!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Ben K.
    Ben K.

    Awesome dozen there Shanna. Glad you are getting used to some new equipment as well. The body glide I think is key. I use that stuff like Tabasco and put that $hit on EVERYTHING. Well, you know what I mean. Good gear is worth the price. As far as opening the gels, some people I think pre-snip them to help the tear during a race. I use the Clif Shots and they come with a notched top that I usually have little trouble with.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Wanda

    Woo hoo! Check out the mileage! Awesome job, girl! I can't handle GU/gels - it's a texture thing. I do like GU as well as the Jelly Belly Sport Beans.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Vk

    Look at you go!! Fantastic long run!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Hope C.
    Hope C.

    Way to go Shanna!!!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Vickie

    Great distance Shanna. Good luck for next weekend!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Paul R.
    Paul R.

    That is why you test that stuff on your long runs. The fueling thing would be tough to learn if you tried it in a race. I also use the clif shot gels. I have friends that like their blocks as well. they are like gummy bears, give those a try.

    about 6 years ago Like2 people

  • Dan C.
    Dan C.

    Great job!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • B S.
    B S.

    Nice run

    about 6 years ago Like1 person