Highlights: Nutrition, Races & More
Here some of my favorite posts and recaps found on the web this week...
Aggressive Fueling Plan Means Faster Marathon Times (Runner's World) - In the study, runners used 3 gels an hour. I've never tried 3 gels an hour, but in a recent 50K trail race, 2 gels an hour worked for me.
Race Day Tactics (iRunFar) - Performance boosting strategies to enhance your race.
The Low-down on Snack Bars (The Real Life RD) - Sometimes you don't have time to make a blueberry French toast sandwich (photo)! That's when snack bars are handy. My favorite bars: Larabars (cinnamon roll and apple pie) and homemade bars like Sally's Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal bars.
Female Race Directors Make Their Mark (Zelle) - Lists 5 marathons directed by women, such as the LA Marathon.
Soon-to-be Scientist Makes Remarkable Recovery - A runner fell into a ravine while running at Houston's Memorial Park and broke her neck. That led to the realization that she loved science and a science degree.
Marathon Training Academy blogger, Angie, was the 1st female finisher at the Hawk Indoor Marathon (MD)! It wasn't nearly as hard as she thought it would be to run an indoor marathon.
Nicole Studer broke the American 100 mile trail record last weekend at the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Race (Huntsville State Park, TX - that's where I'll run my next half marathon). She didn't wear a watch, took in more gels the farther she ran and finished in 14:22!
Stef at Enduro Stew ran the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Race, too, but her race ended with a broken ankle. That race course is where got my only DNF - those trail roots are no joke!
Ultra Runner Stewardess blogger, Jean, completed the Snowdrop Ultra 100 Mile Race (TX) in 31 hours 53 minutes! The Snowdrop Foundation raises funds to research pediatric cancer.