What's happening Party Snails?!
So, what are you having for breakfast before your run? Nutrition is a key element in running. Saturdays are the days for our long runs, right? Well, like I keep saying, they're not going to get any easier. I'm going to incorporate some hills, a few more bonus miles, and your intervals are going to get longer. Breakfast is especially key on those days, because what happens is we start to deplete our energy (glycogen) stores and running without proper hydration and nutrition can limit our performance and recovery. Good breakfast options pre-run are oatmeal, cereal, english muffin with peanut butter, a Clif bar, something high in carbs with a bit of protein.
Today, we're running for 40 minutes. Can you handle the excitement? I'm just looking forward to hanging out with my favorite RA 101 group of 2014.
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard...is what makes it great!"
-Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own