5 miles this morning. Warm weather was rather odd but at least it's not freezing cold.
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Tried something different today and started running the 6 km track noon-ish but had to stop since I hadn't eaten anything. That was kind of dumb but I went through one third the path pretty well, in other words I don't need calories to cover all the track. I think.
The vast majority of my running is done on an empty stomach. I prefer to get up early and get moving as soon as possible. If I am going out for something longer than about 9 miles or so, I might have a slice of toast with peanut butter or jelly and a little bit of juice. Of course, I usually have so much ice cream and beer in me right before I go to bed that I probably still have plenty of calories to burn left in me when I wake up.
However I can understand your need to stop, especially if you are not used to running or working out on an empty stomach.
I got into the habit when I was in Boot Camp and we almost never would go to chow before our PT.
I'm almost 37.
I am much slower than I was at 18 when I could run 6 minute miles all day, but I can still get to the end of a 5k under 22 minutes if I push hard. My goal for next year is to get one under 20 minutes. It doesn't sound like much of a push but I think at this stage in my life it will be harder to get back under 20 minutes for a 5k than it was for me to get a marathon under 3:40, which I did back in the spring.
I also tend to be an empty stomach runner. I run around lunchtime with little more than coffee in my system. On longer days I'll have a little oatmeal but not been one for "loading up" before hitting the trails.
Another 4.5 miles. Had some friends finish the Pinhoti 100 miler. After my knee started to hurt me today, I doubt I will ever reach another 50K let alone a 100 miler. My knee just tracks weird and the 2 physical therapists I saw couldn't tell me why so I'd rather not go too in depth chasing a little pain.