Friday Five: Fuel
The talk is about food? OH yeah... what fuels me for workouts & runs...
I'm going to go through a usual full food experience in my world.
I'm all about carbs. I used to be a a pasta-junky when I was on the low-food fad thing. But now I understand the whole carb thing, I don't eat it as often. But the night before a race? I'm all about pasta. I really do believe in the glucose thing & it really helps me to store it up the night before.
I'll sign up for races just so I can gorge on pasta!
My normal routine for a race day is always eggs on toast, with cheese & the topper, Sriracha sauce. I am usually not a spicy person but I love that sauce on it. Just enough burn in my mouth to get the burn going on the road.
3. Lara Bars
I'm someone who gels make me sick. Not during the race. They actually work great during the race. But the following 2 days after? Let's just say the word "TROTS" takes on a whole new meaning. It messes my stomach UP!...
So anyways - when I do long races, I like to eat more natural foods that settle well with my gut... & my butt also thanks me for doing that. TMI? ... sorry...
But I love Lara Bars. I have been known to chop them up in tiny pieces & put them in my fanny pack (c'mon - that's what running waist bags really are) & then just grab a few bites every few miles. I can really feel the energy from them. All natural product. Thumbs up.
4. Stinger Waffles
OK - so these things, I tried on my last race. (forever ago mind you) I LOVE THESE! They are yummy in a little container. The bad thing, when you put them in your pouch & pull them out in a run, they usually crumble like a cookie. I hate licking crumbs off my hands when they're full of sweat. Doesn't mean I wont do it.
I want to try the gels since they are supposed to be more natural. Hoping it doesn't upset my stomach like the other gels.
Yep... get me some sort of fruit with fast sugar in it after a race. My blood sugar gets all wonky so I really do go for fruit right after a race. there's a reason why there are usually 100 boxes full of bananas waiting for all the runners. It always blows my mind how they get so many...
BONUS FUEL: If its a big race, you better bet after I get that banana, my butt is headed to get a REAL MEAL. The past few races, I've been heading to Jimmy Johns for a veggie sub. Give me one more burst of carbs with that bread... yum...
All this talk... I'm ready for lunch....
What do you use to fuel during runs?