Annie and I ran our 20 miler on a beautiful Saturday morning. We ran from Burlington to Charlotte (a town nearby) on country roads. They were lovely, scenic, and hilly. I finished feeling good, but thirsty. I ran out of fluids with about 45 minutes left of the run.
Combined with all of the extra hills…..well…..
Lesson learned: This is not enough for a hilly three-hour plus run.
Oh, I was so glad to get home and drink Gatorade. Down water. Make my smoothie!
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tablespoon hot chocolate (Aztec Spicy hot chocolate is incredible.)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (I like the one with honey in it!)
Add everything to the blender. Blend on high. Pour. Enjoy.
Pre-run: Five whole-wheat sourdough pancakes (merely replace half of the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat flour) with bananas and maple syrup. A friend asked if I cramped up eating all of this before running. Uh, no. I’ve never eaten so many pancakes since I started maintaining a sourdough starter. I’m used to them. And I needed some serious fuel before the run. These were awesome!
Post-run: Turkey tacos. I hung out on the couch for a while and watched The Kentucky Derby. I love the names of the horses!
Only a few weeks until the marathon. Let the tapering begin.