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A great week!  Ran 6 days for a total of 20.91 miles.  The last time I ran 6 days was in March after the Atlanta Half Marathon.  I did feel tired (need to go to sleep earlier) but luckily most of my runs were at an easy pace.

I tried a new product.  The taste isn’t that great (I have lemonade).  It is a combination of carbohydrates, electrolytes and BCAAs to help with rehydration and muscle building after long and/or intense workouts.  Has anyone else tried it?

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The highlights of my week was my workout on Thursday and my long run on the Lakefront.  Last week one of my workouts was 2 sets of 3 minute intervals.  The first set was positive splits but the second set was negative splits.  I did the same workout on Thursday and all intervals were negative splits.  I could not believe it when I saw my splits.  I remember that I felt tired that morning and did not want to get up.  🙂


Saturday morning I got up at 4:45 am to get ready for my long run.  I was excited because I was going to the lakefront.  Ugh, it was so humid.  I ran but also walked when needed.  I stopped a few times to take pictures.  I was just happy to be there.  Average pace was 12:33 with 11:56 being my fastest mile.  Overall I am pleased with how it went.

Does GU go bad?  I took one yesterday and afterwards I realized that it didn’t taste good.  I know it doesn’t taste that good anyway.  I could not find an expiration date and honestly cannot remember how long I’ve had it.  


Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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31 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Making progress and Lakefront running

  1. You are CRUSHING it, Zenaida! Looking at your splits is like reading poetry.
    Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😄
    And as for getting up at 4.45 am to go running… Now that’s what I call dedication. 😊

  2. Awesome job with your runs this week! So happy that they re-opened the Lakefront and that you were able to run there.

    Yup, gels can go bad. I made that mistake on a long run last year and I paid for it dearly, lol.

  3. Nice week! Props for getting up at 4:45. You hit the nail on the head: Gu never tastes good but oops I should probably check the dates on mine.

  4. I’m glad it was a good week. Gu does have an expiration date (it’s usually on the side seam so very hard to see LOL), but I think it will be ok.

    I’m glad you got out to the lakefront. I’m sure that was super nice.

  5. It’s great that the lakefront is now open! Congrats on the great week of running…negative splits for the win!

  6. great intervals!! and so glad you got to run down at the lakefront! were there others out or did you get down there early enough that you could avoid others?

  7. Hooray for your Lakefront run. Looks beautiful.

    I have done very old GU. Who knows?

    Kudos on a good running week.

  8. Does GU go bad? Probably, but with that being said, this week I’ve been using up some Nuun with a 2017 use by date that I found when I cleaned out my running drawer. It fizzed just fine and tasted great, so who knows… LOL

    I love that you were able to run by Lake Michigan! Go back again for me soon! 🙂

  9. Nice job with your workouts this week! I do think Gu probably goes bad. I know I had other gels that were expired, so there is some sort of expiration date but who know how much it matters.

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