I began 2010 with a simple & loose goal of running 2010 miles (38.6 mi/week) by years end. I knew my training for 2 ultras would set me on a path of much higher volume, but now it looks like I'll hit that mark by mid October.
My long run this weekend was 25.5 miles on the HR trails. This was the first time I strung together all three trail systems that are connected by the Douglas County East-West trail. There are no big climbs, but plenty of short ups and downs and all but 1.6 miles were on trail.
At mile 19, I downed my first ever can of Red Bull as an experiment. I felt fine after drinking it and it may have even calmed my stomach a bit. I'm sure my body enjoyed the sugar and caffeine. Does anybody else drink it during long runs or races? Did it help or hurt you? The stuff is not cheap, but I could see having it in a drop bag for later in a race.