Mind Games Deena Kastor Uses During Races
- Count to 100.
- Focus on arms instead of legs.
- Focus on the number of miles already run.
- Focus on the training she has put into the race.
- Focus on running to the next aid station or mile.
How Deena Fuels During Marathons
Every 5K: 4-6 oz. Cytomax Pomegranate Berry drink
At 25K and 35K (15 & 21.7 mi): Jet Blackberry GU gel
Foods She Likes That Increase Bone Density
- Sockeye salmon
- Orange juice
- Whole eggs
- Leafy greens
You can find Deena's tips online like I did and you can read her blog, too. That's where I found a recipe for basil pesto pasta, which is her favorite pasta dish. I'm glad that basil is full of vitamins and minerals because it's so flavorful. That's my basil plant in the photo, but it's not as green and leafy as it was when I took the picture!
Tina's Weekly Recap (September 8-14)
My hip flexor, which had been feeling sore, felt better this week so I ran four times, biked twice and had four strength-training sessions. I was even more grateful than usual that I could run and ride. Being able to get back to running does that for me.