A huge milestone for me tonight, my first ten mile run ever. I knew I was doing my long run for the week tonight (due to the impending winter storm) and I think I got a little too amped up and tied my shoes too tight! About 7.5 miles in, I started to feel some pain in my left foot right where the laces tie, but I just decided to run through it. About a mile later the pain was gone. The rest of the run went well.
After consulting more experienced runners on DailyMile, I decided to use some Body Glide tonight. Yep, that’s right folks: too much nipple pain on the long runs for this guy. The Body Glide worked like a dream and I can report my nipples as pain free. I can practically hear the collective sighs of relief.
I also brought water with me for the first time and it really did help. In yet another fine example of a rookie mistake, I went bounding out the door never having figured out how to get the water bottles off the belt. So instead, I got to figure it out mid-run. In the dark. With gloves on. “For I am Costanza, lord of the idiots.”
I also used my first energy gel, a Clif Shot (Razz flavored) after about 6.5 miles. Tough to tell whether it helped a lot since I don’t have another 10-miler to compare against, but it did give me a bit of a boost, so I’ll take it.
All kinds of firsts tonight!