Sunday, March 20, 2011

Diet Blog

I started a diet blog.  It is at:

I just figured the dieting thing might not be interesting to most of my readers.  If would be nice if I could imagine at least some people would read my diet blog, but my guess is you probably won't.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I Think Gu Makes Me Bonk

A couple weeks ago I went and pushed Benji in the stroller.  I intended to go 8 miles, but only went 5.  I don't normally fuel for a short run, but since I meant to go longer, I ate a Gu.  I was shocked that a couple hours later, I bonked.  It was a short run, and I even fueled for it, and ate a normal lunch before I bonked.

Later that week I went for an 8 mile run.  I had read somewhere that raisins are an even better fuel than Gu, so I brought raisins along instead of my normal Gu.  I felt fine all day that day.

Last week, I went for a 9 mile run, and fueled with Gu.  I felt fine while running, ate a big lunch afterwards, and took a nap with Rory.   When I woke up, I could barely motivated myself to do anything.  Bonk, bonk, bonk.

Today I ran 10 miles, and used Hammer Gels instead of Gu.  It's been about 4 hours, and I feel fine.

I'm really glad I figured this out.  Gu was my fuel of choice for my marathon training, and I felt like crap for much of my training.  Hopefully my training and racing will go better from now on.