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Fueling for today's run

Saturday, March 08, 2014

I like to experiment with my fuel and is working on using cleaner fuel when I swim, bike or run. I modified a breakfast smoothie to my needs today by mixing Generation Ucan (my source of carbs), a whole avocado, a table spoon of chia, cinnamon, and unsweetened almond milk.

The avocado made the consistency nice and smooth almost yoghurt consistency. It held me for the entire two and a half hour run without having a feeling of hunger. Where is the carbs you may ask - in the avocado. It gave me 25 gram of carbs and the fat is healthy.

During the run I took amino acids every hour and one of the capsules to decrease muscle soreness.

You may want to ask - what would I have used for fuel during the run? I would use a small bag (serving) of nuts. If you feel you need your carbs nut of choice should be cashew nuts. but I felt I felt great all 14.3 miles.

Clearly this is not something you just go ahead and do on race day. I have used different ingredients for breakfast for a long time, and this is just one recipe. One ingredient you may want to consider adding is roasted beets because it contain nitric oxide.

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    Interesting - sorry I can not chew on long runs....Tea and honey was my choice this week.

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DDOORN 3/9/2014 1:56PM

    I've added chia & LOTS of cinnamon to my oatmeal before long cycling expeditions.

I'm betting you had a mighty fine run! :-)


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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/8/2014 7:01PM

    I love roasted beets and keep a jar of pickled beets going in my frig. They are my go to for lunch. I can't roast them fast enough (I use my slow cooker).

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