3 Things to Help Fuel Your Run
- GU's new 15 serving gel pack would be handy if you don't want to carry 15 packets on a trail run or a bike ride.
- Glukos is a new gel/powder with the main ingredient being glucose. They say it will absorb immediately into your body.
- Read the Racing Weight Blog to get some new ideas for what to eat from endurance athletes.
Since I've been home here in Texas after my month long trip to California and Oregon, I've been doing some bird-watching. Lately, I've seen Egyptian Geese and a hawk visiting the lake area at the park where I run. I saw one bird swoop down, catch a fish in the lake and fly over the lake a few times with the fish.
Monday- Yay, it's a long run day! 18 miles took me 3 1/4 hours to run (10:50/mi ave.). I had a waffle and a small PB&J crepe sandwich a couple of hours before having some Generation UCan 30 minutes before the run. After running an hour, I drank more Gen UCan. Maybe I need some tips on how to use it, but I don't notice any benefit to using it over other foods/drinks. I also ate another PB&J crepe and pretzels during the run. After the run, I worked out on the park exercise equipment - just keeping my hard days hard.
Tuesday- 5 easy paced miles followed by the usual walk with my dog.
|Watching Egyptian Geese|
Thursday- 5 miles running easy for 2 miles and the last 3 miles the fastest at about a 10:00, 9:30 and 9:50/mile average pace. Core WO today.
Friday- 12 mile (2 hour) run today! Pre-run food: like triathlete Gwen Jorgensen eats on most days, I ate oatmeal with lots of toppings. Mid-run, I felt like I was dragging so I ran home and grabbed a yogurt packet and a pop-tart. The second half of my run was faster than the first half. I did an abs/arms WO, too.
Saturday - Time for another 5 miles for a total of 45 this week! I'm happy to be on target for my goal of running 2,016 miles in 2016 (minimum 39 miles/week ave.).
Sunday-Yay, Sunday is a rest day!
Have a great week!