Saturday, September 17, 2005

Saturday Run

I had a pretty good run this morning, although the summer heat was back. For the past two weeks we've had overcast Saturday mornings with a hint of cool in the breeze, but today we were back to August temps and high humidity. Oh well. Not much more of this before we're properly into fall. And in another few months I'll be dealing with cold-temperature-induced athsma and wishing it were summer again, so there.

Nothing very interesting happened on this run, probably because I stuck to the most runner-friendly areas and didn't go seeking adventure anywhere more interesting. I did the bayou loop, then went up to Memorial Park and did a loop there, then returned to the bayou and did a reverse loop and home.

I saw no bunnies at all around the bayou today, which was disappointing, but I got a late start so maybe that's why. I also saw very few dogs at the dog park. Maybe those Alligator Habitat signs are scaring people away. I couldn't help noticing that the only dogs there were big ones, almost like the owners of small dogs are staying away. Alligator food.

I'm enjoying a lot of success with my new long-run drink. For you kids at home, here's how to make it:

  • 1 packet lemon-lime Amino Vital
  • 3 Endurolyte capsules
  • 1 packet raspberry Hammer Gel
  • 20 oz water

    I like to start with 8 oz water, add the Amino Vital, Endurolytes (break open the capsules and shake out the powder) and Hammer Gel, then add another 8 oz of water and shake really, really well. Then add the remaining 4 oz of water, shake again gently (which is all you can do when it's a 20 oz bottle with 20 oz of stuff in it) then pour the contents into fuel belt bottles.

    It tastes like pink lemonade and is oh so good!

    Recent Workouts
    Last Sunday: 2.5 hours bike, CTS Climbing video, Spinervals 5.0 Mental Toughness
    Monday: 30 minute core and upper body, 45 minute elliptical
    Tuesday: 35 minute run (ladder drill)
    Wednesday: 45 minute elliptical
    Thursday: 35 minute run
    Friday: Rest Day
    Saturday: 16 mile run
  • 1 comment:

    nancytoby said...

    Thanks for the recipe - I'm going to try it! I love Amino Vital all by itself, though!

    Hope the kidney stone thing is resolving - that's supposed to be excruciatingly painful!