|Running Fuel for Before & After a Run|
3 things I'm thankful for this week...
- I ran 50 miles.
- I tried a new recipe for Sweet Potato Pancakes.
- I voted for the next U.S. president.
Monday, I ran 9 miles with 7 marathon goal paced miles. I need to get used to that pace - only 10 weeks until the Houston Marathon! After that workout and my recent 5K race, I noticed that I was sore so I kept my running nice and easy until Friday.
On Friday, I ran 13 miles at a 9:55 average pace, which was about a minute slower than my marathon goal pace. I ate a Gu gel at mile 5 with water and drank 20 oz. of Gatorade throughout the run. I like using the small packets of Gatorade powder that mix with 20 oz. of water in my 10 oz. Nathan bottles at the park with water fountains.
I had 2 hard runs and 4 easy runs this week, with a nice 8 mile run today. I saw a lot of butterflies.
Pancake recipe tips: I cut the sugar in 1/2, added 1/4 c.milk, and used whole milk. Delicious!