I’ve been tagged by the lovely Irish Runner Chic to share some of my “Running Favourites”. So…here ya go…a little more about Piper!
1) Location: Trail, Road, or Indoors?
My first choice would be outside on the road. I love me some fresh air and new freckles on my face 🙂 Sadly, due to crazy winter conditions and my stupid hamstring injury, I am running indoors on my BEAST of a treadmill that I do love.
2) Time of Day: Morning, Noon, or Evening?
I run at night after our girls go to bed but if I had a choice I would probably run outside in the morning. Nothing like getting it done first thing in the morning and feeling great for the rest of the day! I also RUNCH = run at lunch time when my work schedule permits.
3) Weather: Sunshine, Mild or Hot?
I’m going to say mild. Running in the heat zaps the life out of me. I do love the sunshine but enjoy the mild heat when I run.
This was a hot run last summer mid afternoon – not recommended (but the run was awesome!).
4) Fuel: Before, After, and sometimes during?
I would say I’m more of an “after” run fuel-er. Is fuel-er even a word? I’m a fan of Vega hydrator or straight up chocolate milk. I don’t usually fuel before a run, unless it’s water to keep hydrated.
I’ll take a GU when I’m on my longer runs – anything over 10k. It’s been months since I’ve had a GU (like last October during my half!). Hoping to change that this spring!
5) Accessories: Music, Watch & More?
No music for me when I run outside. If I’m on the treadmill, I always watch a show. I love wearing my Garmin on runs. I like seeing my stats (pace, longest run, PB’s etc.).
6) Rewards: Food, Wine, or …?
Hell yah! I’m not much of a drinker anymore but I do love my food! When I run more, I am rungry more! Umm…I love chocolate…so I may or may not eat that a fair amount.
7) Type of run: Long, tempo, intervals, hill repeats, progression, or recovery/easy?
I sure enjoy my long runs (and miss them lately). I’m not very good at tempo runs. I enjoy intervals or Fartleks. Hill Repeats are something I dread but will enjoy once completed. I’m okay with progression runs but they are not my strength. I enjoy recovery/easy runs but sometimes find them hard to do because I just want to run fast.
I’m hoping the 7 other bloggers I tag will join in the fun! If you haven’t heard of their blog before…check ’em out!
PS – They are Canadian…actually, they are all from Atlantic Canada. You know the part still covered in snow 😉
Do you reward yourself with food or wine post run?
Do you listen to music during your run?
What’s your favourite time of day to run?