Monday, October 15, 2012

Half Marathon Nutrition

You know how you're not supposed to try anything new on race day? Inevitably - I do! And this time it was "Vegan Sport".

My theory is that if you try something in training; it could be "just another work-out" but if something "works" in a race - it WORKS!

Well, my usual pre-race nutrition wasn't an option as every bike shop in town was closed and at the Toronto Bike Show; so I had to make due with what I found at a local nutrition shop.

Larabar is pretty much always part of my breakfast. The green apple ones to be specific.

* this is posted from my mobile device, need to fill in more details at later date *

Pre-Workout Energizer
Found it didn't give me the tunnel vision some EAS and coffee does so I likely won't be using it again.

Endurance Gel
Nice and light. Looked very natural coming out of the package. Generally I mix 1 gel with 4 parts water in a flask and sip between 10km & 12km markers. Over time I've found this takes away the sticky mouth I get with anything other than plain GU.
The Raspberry was actually a little "seedy" and that was a bit annoying.

Sent on the go via mobile device.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Half Marathon... Four Days & Counting

While many friends and peeps I admire will be off running some race in Kona, I'll be home in Toronto rockin the ScotiaBank Waterfront Half Marathon.

Training didn't carry through as planned; although it was all to set-up for 'next  year'.
Needed to carry a heavier workload in 2012 to set-up for a lighter one in 2013 to focus more on the World Du Champs; well, at least that was the plan.

Not too sure how this one is going to go, but I have my last 'quick' work out today.  6k with three hard k's in the middle to see where the legs are at... Then Sunday will just be a suffer fest!