|Zoe Inspects the Leftovers|
Long Run Fuel
I ate something every 3 miles: two halves of a tortilla with grape jelly, Powerbar gel, 2 fruit twists (new type for me), half of a citrus Vitalyte electrolyte drink (new to me, tastes more salty than sweet) and a tri-berry GU Brew electrolyte tablet (tastes sweeter than Nuun). I carried all of this in my Skirt Sports Adventure Girl 5 pocket skirt ($35 at Skirt Sports now).
|Long Run Fuel (skipped the honey)|
One disadvantage of drinking my fuel over getting all that I need from food with water is that sometimes I drink too much like I did during this run. With a running drink, when it's cooler I don't need to drink as much, but I still need to fuel my run and this requires adjusting - sometimes it's hard to do on the run and it takes a little more experimenting in similar weather conditions.
Recap of My 50.5 Mile Week
M: 12 mile run, strength train (post-run: sore right hip flexor)
T: 8 mile run, strength train (hip flexor is fine, but right foot hurts to flex post-run)
W: bike 55 min
T: 8 mile run, strength train (foot is fine)
F: 18.5 mile run (post-run: slightly sore hip flexor)
S: 4 mile run, core (hip flexor is fine)
I'm running a marathon on February 28, but first I'm running the Love. Run. Half Marathon on February 14. They've changed the name since I ran the half in 2012 when I won my age group (!), but it's put on by the same group. That was a great race - I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day and I hope you are, too!