The verdict is in on the compression socks–they worked! I have virtually no residual soreness in the legs and feet after my 13 mile long run this morning. I was originally supposed to do miles 10-12 at 8:20 or better, but that was just not happening this morning. I ran 5 yesterday at about 4:30 and then ran this morning at 8:30, go figure that my legs were a little less than speedy this morning, 18 miles in less than 24 hours will do that to you. It was a beautiful fall morning in Falmouth with a cool and crisp 51 degrees at the start of my long run.
One thing that i love about the running community is that we are a pretty friendly bunch. Every runner I passed this morning gave a quick hello or a wave. I love people that can still manage to be friendly while logging miles insanely early on a weekend morning! Today’s run was also the inaugural run for my newly acquired Fuel Belt. I have always preferred carrying a Fuel Belt water bottle to wearing something around my waist while running, but running for two hours holding a water bottle will most definitely give you a cramp in your wrist (I know this from first-hand experience!).
So when I saw Fuel Belts at TJ Maxx on a shopping excursion a couple of weeks ago, I decided to give one a try. I figured since I only paid $10 for it (they usually sell for about $24), I wouldn’t be broken-hearted if I didn’t end up loving it. I got the one with for 6 oz bottles and a small pocket for carrying my Jelly Belly sport beans. It actually worked pretty well–the only thing that is a little awkward is getting the small bottles out and back in easily while running. I think I will have to work on that one!