Rando Dinner + I Need Fuel Advice

Do guacamole & chips count as dinner?

guacamole and chips

What about if you round it out with some cherries?

cherries!

And gobble down some teddy grahams, like a child…

teddy grahams

Gosh, how do you forget how tasty those little teddy grahams are?

Today was supposed to be a 4-mile run day, but the temps have spiked this week to the 90s (despite feeling like fall the last couple weeks), so I decided to take the day off. I think I’m going to (sort of) make up for it with a 2-3 mile easy run Friday, instead. Should be cooled down by then!

In the meantime, I will be doing some PT for my knees & core while I catch up on my many-DVRed TV shows…

I have to admit, I’m getting nervous for the 17-mile run I have this weekend. I don’t know why. I guess for 15 miles I thought, “Oh, that’s just over a half marathon, no biggie.”

But 17?! It seems sooo farrrr. I felt great after my 15-miler a couple weeks ago, so I’m trying to keep that in mind.

I definitely need to get some more fuel before the long run this weekend. I eat Shot Bloks (yummy, like giant fruit snack gummies) all the time, but I haven’t tried anything new during training yet. Since I’ll be running almost 3 hours, I’ll need more than a pack of Shot Bloks to keep me going. I tried a couple Jelly Belly Sport Beans from a runner friend a few weeks ago and liked them, but feel like I’d have to eat a LOT of them to stay fueled, which might be annoying. Gu and other gels kinda gross me out; I think the texture will be a problem for me. Any recommendations out there?

Maybe I can bring some teddy grahams… Ha!

How do you fuel during your long runs? Help! 

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4 thoughts on “Rando Dinner + I Need Fuel Advice

  1. I just started using supplements to get me through long runs. I tried the GU gel and the texture was horrible. I want to try something else but really don’t know much about this stuff yet. I think energy chews would work but have yet to try them. Why not use shot blocks? Will they not be enough for super long runs.

  2. That dip and flax chip combo looks amazing!! Before an intense workout, I make sure to eat a carb rich meal…chickpeas, eggs, chicken, or even pasta if its early in the day and my workout will be intense.

    • I don’t know if I could take down eggs or chicken before a long run at 6am, but I didn’t think about pre-loading fuel, like I would for a race. Duh! Thanks for pointing that out. Maybe some oatmeal, or a bagel & peanut butter??

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