Still low key due to left hip/butt pain. Many days of stretching/strength without running. Of course, I am still doing track workouts. Last week we did 2x1000, 2x800, 2x400 at 5:55 pace. This one did not feel good. In fact, we had planning on running 5x1000 but after the first two Meg, Larissa, and I agreed that we needed to cut down. It was a good idea, and we still got a good workout in. Are the 400s really going to help for a 1/2 marathon? No, but they are so much FUN to do (seriously, I love them; that statement is not intended to be sarcastic!).
This past Saturday I ran with Meg and her husband Ben. We did 12.5 miles, part of it through Hidden Falls, a beautiful wooded trail. For the first time ever, I tried using fuel during the run!
When I worked at the Running Room, I was always amazed by those people who would come in and buy a case (!) of their favorite gels/chews/powders. I mean, you have to have a serious allegiance to that crap to spend $40 on the same flavor. I have no such allegiance since I had never used anything but water (or whatever sport drink is on the course) during a run. I knew I didn't want a gel so I figured something that was fruit-snack like would be my best bet.
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Non Running Related (NRR):
Mr. B and I rented some Nice Ride MN bikes to get ourselves up to Grand Old Day in St. Paul.
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Dairy Queen sells smores blizzards! They are pretty delicious. In my opinion, the mini size is plenty...
|The graham cracker chunks are the best.|
Do you use fuel during your runs? What distance is long enough for you to use it? Does it help for real, or is it a placebo effect?
Have you tried the s'mores blizzard? Thoughts?