Fall is here. It was 40 degrees when I set out to run this morning. First time wearing pants and ear coverings! I used to think I couldnt live in a city that didn't have a changing of the seasons, but I'm starting to reconsider. A taste of both would be nice....Chicago in the summer & spring, and just maybe, Tucson or someplace in New Mexico for the winter. Time will tell.
I have my first 20-miler this Saturday. I haven't done one in a year! I'm trying to work out the nutrition part. My friend, Fred, who got me into running races three years ago reminded me of his recommendation of Accelerade before each run. I had tried it, but gave it up because the watered-down creamsicle taste didn't do it for me. He told me to tough it out and try it again. So I did...this morning before my 5-miler to the hills. Well, I don't know if it was that or the fact that I've been eating only fresh fruits and veggies these past few days (lean proteins too) but every mile felt great.
So my plan is to have Accelerade before my run, carry half gatorade-half water in my water bottle, somehow get a Naked fruit drink halfway, and Endurox for my recovery drink. The gels will be my next try if this doesnt work. I just can't do the sweet beans. The sugar doesnt make me happy.
The weight keeps dropping :) Ten more pounds and I'll stabilize. It's hard to stay with only veggies, fruits and lean proteins, but I'm hoping that will get easier in time. BadBen mentioned a juicer in my comments, so I'm thinking that would be a great purchase-----it's always somethin' eh?