|May 8, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
*ETA*: I thought I posted this yesterday, but apparently it went to drafts instead! My intelligence never fails to stun me. So this is yesterday’s post
After 10 hours spent studying in the library today, this is what I looked like:
For some reason, sitting still for 10 hours makes me a thousand times hungrier than being active. Today, these crisps were my best friend. Hello caramelised onion and balsamic vinegar…
And Starbursts are a study essential. I only like the green and purple ones, and thankfully my study buddy only likes all the other ones. Clearly we are a match made in heaven and I need to try the Starburst Test on future dates to find my soul mate.
Anyway, let’s talk about RUNNING! During my last workout, my Garmin died after only two miles (maybe I should start charging it more than once a year), so this was all I got:
After those two miles, there was two miles of fartlek and then two miles cooldown:)
Recently, EVERY run has been in the pouring rain. On my early morning Sunday run, I got absolutely drenched. Seven hilly miles in the pouring rain, but I LOVED it!! I did my long run on Saturday, but felt surprisingly good today!
I discovered that I am not a fan of energy gels. Usually before my longer pre-breakfast runs (anything around an hour or more) I have a couple of Clif Shot Bloks (my stomach can’t handle much else!), but I was all out of those, so I decided to try an energy gel that I got free from the LM expo. It was a bad move.
Gels are gross. How anyone can stand that slimy texture is beyond me. It is all about expensive chewy sweets disguised as running fuel (*cough* Shot Bloks)
In other news, my running club have put The Dinosaur Photo on the front of their latest newsletter. That was a nice surprise when I opened my mail. Not only is it from last season, but I look like I’m trying to impersonate a dinosaur. It’s this gem:
WHY?! Just why.
What running fuel do you use? Do you like gels? It’s all about the Shot Bloks!! But I find them really hard to eat on the run, and I don’t tend to take in any fuel for my long runs, but then they’re not marathon-long, so I don’t feel like I need to!
Do you use a Garmin/GPS device on all your runs, or a HRM for your workouts? I use a Garmin for my workouts and long runs, or if I’m exploring a new route, but for my regular routes on easy days I leave it at home and just run by feel
Since I forgot to ask on my last post, tell me about YOUR summer plans! I told you all about mine, now I want to hear YOURS!
Have a GREAT week! <3