Friday, March 2, 2012

Finished 20 Mile Run!

A warm run: 73-79 degrees, humid and sunny - good preparation for hot races. I had 3 Clifbloks at miles 4, 8, 12 and 16 and salt at miles 4, 10 and 16, too. (Sometimes I take S-Caps to prevent heat cramps that cause pain in my feet after long, hot runs.) I had to walk a bit today, but at least I finished! Average pace: 9:41. Post-run: chocolate milk.

Later, I'll snack on the Marathon Mom peanut butter granola bars I made out of 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup honey, 1/4 cup butter, 1 1/2 cup oats, 2 tablespoons wheat germ and 1/2 cup peanuts. My add-in: mini chocolate chips on top. Yum!


20 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Those look GOOD! We are fresh out of honey, but maybe I need to go on a honey hunt. :)

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  2. Those peanut butter bars sound great!

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  3. You inspire and amaze me. Love your blog!

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  4. Nice job! I bet that warm weather feels so good, I can only dream of the 70s right now. Those marathon bars sound yummy and I would have to go with your add in too :)

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  5. We are going to make some of those delicious looking bars! M & M's might be going into ours. :-) Awesome 20 miler! :-)

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  6. Great job on the 20 mile run!

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  7. Great job on the 20-miler, that's a fantastic pace!

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  8. Great, great, great!!! I've been trying to transition to Gu but I really do better on Shot Bloks. And what is better than a post run chocolate milk?? :)

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  9. Yum! I love that oaty snack.
    Barbara
    My Running Shortz

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  10. When & where are you running? I really miss my long runs & would love to partner up sometimes if you are interested...

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    1. Sounds fun! I run at Memorial Park.

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  11. That's a very nice Houston mug!mine holds chocolate milk too!

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  12. And here I was, happy with my 10 mile run... well done Tina, one day I will also run this distance! I wish I could find Clifblocks here too, I had my first experience with energy gels yesterday and I'm not exactly enthusiastic about them...

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    1. Ten miles is a loooong way to run! Stay happy! Maybe you can find Gu Chews, if you don't like gels.

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  13. i gotta figure out the salt tabs since the warm temps are almost here... any tips? email me if you have time.

    way to go on another 20 miler. one thing i have learned through your blog is to maintain with higher mileage long runs! you rock!!

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    1. Yeah, I like to keep doing the long runs - I think my body gets used to them and then I'm not as sore as I'd be if I weren't used to them.

      I tend to take a salt tab every hour in the heat, but I think I've taken them every 30 minutes on a very humid and hot day. Also, I consider the other foods I'm taking in - and whether or not they have sodium in them.

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    2. Just wanted to add... The amount that I take is what is suggested in the directions on the S-caps bottle. Also, I think my overall diet tends to be low in sodium lately which may be a factor, too.

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  14. Nice run! I'm a Clif Block gal myself.... I've never taken in the salt though.

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