I tried three new things this week: a running fuel, a coffee/protein drink and a drone adventure.
Yesterday, I ran 16 miles with Glukos Energy lemon drink powder and fruit punch gummies, which I liked. The drink powder mixes well and isn't as sweet as Gatorade. I like the small size of the gummies. Glukos Energy says glucose is most easily used by your body for fuel.
It was warm and humid, but I felt good even though I ran so slow that you might think that I'm using the Maffetone Method where you train at a low intensity. (See Run to the Finish for more info.) I ran one more mile than planned and I didn't even have any of those post-long run toe cramps I get sometimes.
I drank Glukos at miles 4 and 6 and then I divided a packet of gummies between miles 8, 10 and 12. I don't know if I felt good because of the Glukos or the cloud cover or both! Thirty minutes before my long run, I ate my overnight oats topped with 1/2 banana and almond butter. When I finished running, I ate a peanut butter, banana molasses sandwich and a little ice cream.
Later, I tried a new coffee called Mocha and Protein Swirl. You just mix the Swirl with water for 10 grams of protein and add ice for a delicious iced coffee. (Note: I only like Swirl iced, not hot.) Speaking of food, read What Olympians Eat to see that not all of the Olympians are hanging out at McDonalds!
Sunday: 9.5 miles
Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 8.5 miles
Thursday: No exercise today. My husband and I drove 2 1/2 hours in our RV to our friend's property and took pictures of his hay fields to test out how drones can help farmers monitor weed growth.
Friday: 16 miles
Saturday: 8 mile run
|Mocha & Protein Swirl in 2013 Houston Marathon Mug|
Workouts for the Week
Running Miles: 55
Cycling: 30 min.
Strength Training Sessions: 3