10 Miler & Good Links
I ran a 10 mile progression run today. That made the run fun because I had multiple challenges as I went along, trying to speed up by 15 seconds per mile every 3 miles. I came pretty close to my goals. The cooler morning helped. I ate a Powerbar gel at mile 5 and 2 dates at mile 9.
How Ritz Carbo Loads - "Last-minute dietary machinations can’t make up for poor training, but smart choices in the last 48 hours can help you get the most from your pre-marathon mileage." I might incorporate some of these ideas like drinking Gatorade days before the race.
Three Heart-Rate Monitor Mistakes Everyone Makes - "As with any piece of equipment, there is a right way to use a heart rate monitor, and there are numerous possible mistakes you can make with it." I don't know all of the ins and outs of the HRM, but I wear mine to gauge my effort.
Milk Fat Does a Body Good - “The fats in whole dairy foods are highly complex and may contain beneficial ingredients.” That's why I usually choose full-fat dairy.
The Truth About Saturated Fats - "So saturated fat is not the evil you thought. But what does that mean for your diet? These eight must-dos cut through the confusion... Though some people are switching to coconut oil, there's no evidence that it's as beneficial as these oils are." And I finally bought my first coconut oil yesterday!
Why More People are Going Nuts for Nuts - "They're an economical source of protein..." I eat nuts nearly every day.
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