I forgot to go to the store yesterday and buy more Bloks and Gatorade for today's 18.5 mile run. I didn't realize it until I went to bed and thought about prepping for the run. How was I going to cover that distance with no fuels? I couldn't think of anything in the house to help me.
I considered a 24-hour drugstore to be my only hope but after I woke up and dressed I found a box of golden raisins. I checked the box for their carb content and decided I'd try them. I stuffed a baggy full of them. I put a bottle of vitamin water in my cooler for liquid assistance.
Nine people showed up on Park Avenue for the Sunday run. They peeled off at 4, 6, 7, 9 and 12 miles leaving me alone for the last 6.5. I managed very well with raisins. They gave me a discernable boost every time I ate them although, at one point, I thought they might generate the same effect as their cousins, the prunes. Alas, nothing went awry.
I was tired afterwards. That was a long haul. From a low of 54F when I started, it was low 70s by the time I finished three hours later.
After I stretched I headed on down to Starbucks for an Americano, scone and the paper. The sun was warm and welcome. At home later, I put my legs in the cold pool water. Wow. Was that a wake-up but it felt good too.