I ran north through Hempstead, Garden City, Mineola, New Hyde Park, Manhasset Hills, and then finally Manhasset. The route is flat until Mile 8, the beginning of Shelter Rock Road. I stopped at the 10 mile mark at the King Kullen supermarket on the corner of Northern Boulevard. I ate my FRS chew (not as gross as I expected) and bought a Gatorade. After fueling, I initiated Map My Run to clock the last five miles. I ran through Plandome, Flower Hill, Munsey Park, and back to Flower Hill to my mother's house. These last five miles were rolling hills, terrain my legs hadn't seen in months. I was able to power through them, but I definitely felt rusty.
My run ended up being 15.49 miles in 2:16:30, an 8:51 pace. To quoth the modern day classic Care Bears sports film ("The Great Race"), "Slow and steady wins the race." Um, maybe I need to broaden my film library beyond the G rating...
Did you have a long run this weekend? Have you seen this Care Bears movie?
Postscript: I don't think the FRS chew had any effect on my energy level. I will try two squares next time. I also drank a large glass of skim milk with the Designer Whey protein drink as soon as I completed my run. Other than the powder clumping at the top of the glass, it was okay. If I notice any changes, either positive or negative, you'll be the first to know!