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    Tuesday, September 18, 2012


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    Wow. Just wow. I started running in January of 2011 and have run a few (4) 5k races. That first year I ran three of them, and my time got worse each time. This year I only ran one on the 4th of July. It's the race I intend to run every year as a way to keep myself running. This week I decided I'm not running at all, I need a break (and I only "run" on the treadmill most of the time). You are amazing. I will definitely consider what I'm eating before/during the next time I plan to run. Maybe that's part of my problem/slower times/lack of motivation. Thanks for this.

    Home Sweet Sarah

    I love this post! I don't ever eat before runs because...I don't know why. I'm lazy? Anyway, I ran a 5-miler on Saturday and noticed how dang sluggish the first few miles were, so I think this magical caffeinated Gu might be making its way into my life. I also don't drink water on runs (I KNOW.) (But I also don't run REALLY long distances, like you.) I think when I trained for my first half (five years ago OMG) I took a bottle of water with me on my one long (8-mile) run. Anyway, I am going to try this Gu or maybe just pound some iced coffee before I head out. As for fueling the day before, are you surprised to learn I don't? Haha, I just eat like normal and hope for the best. But again, I'm not doing crazy long runs. (Although I am planning to run 6 miles on Saturday, so maybe some planning is in order.)


    Ok, I've heard of Honey Boo Boo, but I didn't actually know what it was and now I'm just sitting here in shock. (Although I do love a good couponing run.)



    Love this. Thank you!

    I'm sure my Paleo gu will involve dates and honey or something, but I will keep you posted.

    (Also: OMG 20 MILES OMG.)


    I like keeping shot blocks around for biking hunger emergencies.


    Random question- do you schedule walk breaks as well as eat breaks? or do you consider the time it take you to shoot a gu down your walk break? I have my half coming up, and I am trying to make a plan for taking walk breaks so I can finish still feeling like a human...
    ps- you are awesome.


    This was very helpful. My runs are still in the piddly range, but they're slowly increasing and soon I will have to start consciously fueling for them. Special juice!

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