Showing posts from May, 2008

Veggie Fuel

Photo of my mesclun garden

I thought that doing all this extra training would have sent me towards the meat section at the grocery store, but thankfully, it has not. I am happy with my hummus wraps, nuts, sunflower seeds, AND there are plenty of tasty non-gmo soy and seitan dishes out there to satisfy my palate. One thing I noticed when I did a nutritional analysis when I was starting out is that I wasn't getting enough selenium or magnesium. This was easily solved by supplementing my diet with nuts.

Selenium - Brazil Nuts
Magnesium - Almonds, Walnuts
Iron - Sunflower Seeds

Good read: Runners World, The Nut Case

You can also find some info about nutrition balance at Running While Vegetarian, or if you are vegan, some tips at Organic Athlete.

No bonking allowed: I learned the hard way what happens when you don't eat something on long workouts - Dizziness, weakness, fatigue, a longer recovery period, general loss of motivation. It is not good for your body to get dehydrated and empty o…

Bay to Breakers 2008


Amped on Friday!

There is nothing quite like the feeling of Friday's run. Here is the scene: Thursday was a rest day and Wednesday was the speed interval day. I feel like my legs are going to send me flying into the stratosphere! Tomorrow will be the most miles I have ever run in one session, and it will keep building up for the next 6 weeks to the 20 miler!