Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite cookies so when I came across Joan's favorite oatmeal cookie recipe at the end of an interview, I made them. Made with whole wheat flour, they're dense and as Joan said, they're similar to an energy bar. I liked the raisins, chocolate chips and nuts in them. I only made a small batch, but at least I was able to save one to eat with a smoothie after yesterday's 11 mile run.
Have you had the opportunity to see any elite runners? I saw a number of them here in Houston and blogged about it (US Half Marathon Olympic Trials) back in 2011. (Here are the results of the trials.) I saw Ryan Hall who finished 2nd in 1:02. Here's Ryan Hall's pancake recipe with suggestions like adding molasses for iron. I often add it to oatmeal.
I also saw Jen Rhines who finished first in 1:11. I read Jen Rhines Shares Her Running Secrets where she encourages runners to run strides at the end of easy runs and to do core work even if it's only for five minutes a day. Speaking of that, it's time for me to do some core work now!