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.