Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fatigue Nutrition

Today was a great day to run.
The temperature was 40deg at 8am.
A light rain fell before the race.

I woke up this morning at 5am to meditate.
I meditate every day for an hour.
I have done so for now for 2 years.

Then I had a half a cup of coffee and a banana.
For the ride to Galesburg, IL, I drank 2 litre
bottles of Gatorade during the drive.

A half hour before race time I drank half of a
bottle of a supplement called EAS Catapult
mixed with about 16 oz of water. About
ten minutes prior the race I finished the
rest of the Catapult. I always race to the
best of my ability when I use Catapult.

Today I ran a 28:01 on a very hilly course.
Not too bad for so early in the race season.
I placed third in the 45-49 age group.

After finishing I consumed about 20 oz of Gatorade
mixed with EAS Race Recovery.
The stuff tastes pretty bad. Having used
the product in the past, I don't remember it
tasting so bad. Maybe its a new formula. I will
let you know how the stuff works for me.

The post race was nice. There were showers
provided at the College. A really cool way to
help us runners. Driving home with my wife,
she usually comments about how I smell.

I consumed two bananas and a Mountain Dew
while watching the awards ceremony.

Driving home took 45 minutes. Ate lunch a
little before noon. I try to always eat a good
meal within two hours after fininshing a race.

Tomorrow morning going to run 15 miles.
Interesting to see how my recovery was.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Half Marathon Training

Well the big count down is on.
I am running a half marathon on May 13, 2007 in Rock Island, IL.
The race is called the Quad Cities Distance Classic.
Check it out, it is a good one.
I am in the last 4 weeks of my training.
I don't feel that I am in as good of shape as I was last year.
We will see what happens.

Tomorrow I am going to Galesburg, IL to run the Carl Sandburg 4mi. race.
Looks to be a rainy morning, with temps at the 8am race time of 35deg.
A perfect day to run.
Hoping for a descent time and placing in the 45-49 age group.
I'll post tomorrow and let you know what happened.