Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
|Just think of all the fuel it can hold!|
And now a quick fuel question from AJH over at Age Groups Rock. She too has been dealing with injury rehab, so stop on over, give her a shout out, and enjoy her lovely photos of VT!
Q: Do you use Gu? I have been trying to figure out how not to make that messy. I am a klutz and have trouble opening it on the run and it is sticky too.A: I don't use Gu brand because I have trouble with the consistency (too thick), but I do use powergels (a little more liquidy i.e. messy). I too am a huge klutz and usually end-up with gel on my hands, face, shirt, and, upon occasion, pig-tails. I've kind of accepted that messy is just part of my fueling process (sorry, that's not much help). I've had trouble opening them as well esp when they have been riding around in my sweaty sports bra for an hour. I've found that nicking the side of the 'neck' part of the package just a little (not enough for the gel to actually come out or you will have a HUGE mess in your sportsbra after a few miles, trust me!) makes them worlds easier to open come fuelin' time. It give you just enough leverage to rip it open. Hope that helps, and thanks for the questions!
Good luck on your weekend adventures!
Anyone have big plans this weekend?
Happy weekend to all!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Though it wasn't pretty or fast, I managed to complete the 6 without any major IT band pain! However, my fitness, or lack there of, really showed. I was dragging for the last two miles, but happy as can be when I finished it. I had a few minor aches and pains afterwards, but nothing worse than expected. I kept it light on Sunday with some dog walking and strength training.
High point: long run success! 6 miles in the books.
Low point: Dragging my behind through those last two miles! It was only 4 months ago when I could drag my behind through 20 miles. Hopefully those days return!
I'm definitely at the point where I need to add in extra cross training to bring my fitness up to snuff, and continue on with the strength training.
How was everyone's weekend? Any training successes/struggles to report?
Friday, September 10, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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Tomorrow we depart from peaceful Maine (up here for my bi-annual visit with the family) and head to Boston to pick up the remaining team members (we're a ragtag bunch coming from all over the country). The relay begins in Woodstock NY and, in a most fitting weather report, rain is in the forecast. Hopefully it’s not a reenactment of the original Woodstock, But alas, we will still be a bunch of nuts riding around in a van for several days, as we wonder through upstate New York.
My poor running shoes can't handle another day like this!
In fact we are 6 nuts. Special enough to think needing an extra 6 runners was unnecessary. Something we may come to regret. Since we are 6 we each get to run back-to-back legs three times during the race totally 25 to 36 miles per person for the entire relay. Nothing too crazy, but I can only imagine how I will feel crawling out of the van for my last leg. I am lucky enough that my first leg is my longest (16miles) and they get progressive shorter each time. Hopefully my IT band appreciates this fact.
All in all, I am very excited for the weekend and hope to have some exciting running tales to tell when I return.
Hope you have a good weekend!