The most awesome run!!!

This morning's run with the marathon training group was so incredibly awesome I still can't get over it.

Since my 30k debacle I've been playing with my nutrition and I think I've finally got it wired. When I was at the running store a couple of weeks ago I noticed this new addition to the gel rack and had to try it.

These are the best things since sliced bread. They are gel like and slightly chewy like a gummi bear. They taste great, not too sweet, and go down easy - not like gu at all. The package directions say to eat 3 at a time but I found that too much. I eat one about 45 minutes out and then 1 every 1/2 hour and I have energy to spare. They are great....

Okay, back to my run. When the alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. the last thing I wanted to do was get up. I've been so tired this week and the thought of getting up early AGAIN was almost too much. But, I forced myself out of bed and got moving. I loaded up my bottle and pouch and headed out. Oh yeah, in my nutrition learning I'm playing with my breakfast choices also. So I had a bowl of cereal before I left (which I had to force down since I am majorly NOT HUNGRY when I get up that early). Then I zipped off to Honolulu to meet the group.

At 6:30 we begin our warmup and stretching and get ready to head out for a 3 hour run. We started off really slow (our motto being start slow and taper ;) heading up hill into the mountains above Honolulu. It was awesome. I followed my new nutrition plan and did just incredible.

Near the end one of the girls suggested we share a coke from McDonalds. What an awesome idea that was. I don't drink soda of any kind. But that few ozs. at that time was like the nectar of the gods. That is something I will have to remember.

Another thing I've discovered is that on these long run days a lunch of burger and beer is just about perfect. I came home and hubby had that ready for me for lunch and it was just awesome. After that a little time vertical on the couch reading is the perfect topper. Now I feel totally awesome and completely recovered.

So that's my Saturday so far. Oh yeah, when I came home I went for a short swim and OH MY GOD is the water cold. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I can already here it from you people on the east coast or in Canada, but it was really cold for us!!! But I did take a dip. Interesting thing. I have not been in the water since I freaked out during the tri. When I dove in today I panicked just a little. I can see I'm going to have to work on this and get over that panick. Oh well, another thing to work on.

Okay, time to do something else, I think I'll clean this room a little...


Jennifer P said…
The Bloks have showed up in my gel rack too. Magazines I've read have given them good reviews but a real person review like yours convinces me to give them a try.
nancytoby said…
Thanks for the recommendation! I'll try them if they're that good! I've seen them on the ground on race courses....
PuddyRat said…
Sounds like a great run. Glad you got up in spite of yourself. As for the Bloks, I haven't seen those, but I have seen and used something similar. They are called "Sharkies." When you are out on a run and your mouth starts feeling dry, these little babies are just great.

Keep up the good work!

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