Saturday, September 18, 2010

12 miles of teamwork and a GU review

I have been looking forward to and dreading today's run all week. Just a mix of emotions since the past month really has not been the best for me training wise.

Thursday night twila and i were talking about our upcoming longs runs. We decided that we would run part of our runs together - her last 6 and my first 6. Then i talked Jeremy into meeting me and running the last 6 with me since he wasn't doing a long run today bc of a race tomorrow.

My run was ok. definitely could have been better/faster but I have said all along I just want to finish the half. There for a brief time I had a time goal but I have since realized that I don't want to put that pressure on myself and just want to enjoy the experience. So no more time goals - only goal is to finish!

I decided after my last long run that I needed to drink and eat more when I run. I was lucky enough that Scott from outside pr had sent me a variety of GUs to use and review. I had never used GU before so I was interested in trying it.

I ate a GU every three miles, so at mile 3, 6, and 9, and then also went I got home after. Plus I used one of the lemonlime brews in my water bottle. I was definitely all GUed up during my run!!

And Boy it made a difference!! After my last long run I was done for the rest of the day, couldn't move, just wanted to rest and lay around. Today I feel none of that. Now I am not saying I didn't take a nap after, but I can function right now and am actually on my way to a UK game. I don't think that would be possibly without the GUs!

I tried the mint chocolate and chocolate outrage gel this morning and the strawberry gummies as well as the lemonlime brew. I loved all the flavors that I ate today. The chocolate outrage and mint chocolate were awesome. I have a sweet tooth like no other and this satisfies that while giving me energy. If you like eating brownie batter you need to try these two flavors!! Yum! Yum! The lemonlime brew was also good. Not too overpowering which I had been worried about. I used a GoLite water bottle while running and will have a review of it soon!

I couldn't have done today without Twila and Jeremy running with me and all the GU! Thanks guys!!

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  1. WAY TO GO ON 12!!!!! Whoop!! I need to go to Academy and get some GU. I've not tried it, but have heard great things about it. Nice job!!

  2. Hi - I am definitely glad to discover this. great job!