Friday run – fueling the body matters

Woke up to alert that said it feels like 11 degrees outside. Threw on the layers and hit the road. I love running in the cold…except for the crazy ice that slows you down.

I’ve been experimenting with fueling prior to running. I used to run on nothing and pushed through…but felt horrible at the end with no power. I’ve found if I eat a Quest Bar (apple pie) and a Hammer Gel pack (apple cinnamon) prior I get that boost I need in the middle of the run. It isn’t a lot, about 300 calories, but has the calories and ingredients I need to keep the engine going.

I kept a good pace and pushed it harder at the end. Even with the ice I managed to get my third fastest 10K.

Decide to dominate!

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