Between My 50K and My Marathon
|Homemade Running Fuel|
Two Weeks Post-50K: 2 days of running, longest run: 7, 12.5 miles total
Three Weeks Post-50K: 3 days of running, longest run: 10, 20 miles total
Four Weeks Post-50K: (What I Hope to Do) 5 days of running, longest run: 13 (Today!)
Today I brought a new running fuel with me: Homemade Maple Apricot Running Fuel (6 apricot halves, 2 Tb. maple syrup, salt, water), which is equivalent to 2 gels in calories and carbs. Filter out the bits of apricot and add extra water so that you don't have to stop for it. I liked the taste and it kept me going for a progression run where you gradually increase your speed.
Last week, I added in more days of strength-training/core/balance exercises than my usual 3 times a week. I thought I'd try doing them 6-7 times a week from now on.
Exercise Links for Runners
Coach Jay: Myrtl Routine
10 Minute Mobility Routine (Competitor)
12 Exercises from Magill's Build Your Running Body Book
Upcoming Races: There are less than 9 weeks until the Love. Run. Half Marathon on trails and less than 11 weeks until The Woodlands Marathon!
How about you? Have you decided to do anything new that will make you a better runner? Have you made your own sports drink before?