I managed to get another longer run in today and decided to test the Osprey Viper 4 hydration backpack. The backpack fits very well and sits firmly on the back and does not move around and interfere with the running. The only thing was that since I was not going very far today I did not fill it all the way and the water made quite a lot of "noise". Using it for what it is supposed for was easy with the easy use mouthpiece and since it has a magnetic clip for the hose it is easy to access.
Since I listened to an interview with Tim Noakes, MD about overhydration I was cautious, not that overhydration on a 13k run but more to not start any bad habits. The recommendation is to drink to your thirst, basically drink when you are thirsty and value if you need to drink or want to drink. I put Dr. Noakes book Waterlogged on my Amazon wishlist.
One book that I did pull the trigger on was The Duel about the Boston Marathon in 1982. Will get back to you on that soon. Lately I have getting back into reading and last week I read a book on Search engine optimization and are looking to use my new knowledge in the near future.
So today's run? I think I managed to put up a reverse split even if by a few seconds. I was a little surprised that I did hold up as well as I did and posted a 5,01 min/km for that long of a distance. I did run a 49:44 for the first 10km. So this was my second 13+ km in 3 days and made for a good finish of March which had a lousy start. I hope I can continue and carry it over to April. I'm hoping to sign up for a 18km race on April 20th.
Thanks for reading,