Sunday, February 5, 2012

10 miles

As my weekly long run steadily creeps back up into high mileage, it can only mean one thing: time to break out the energy gels and body glide.

I'm a fan of the body glide, because it stops chafing and it's less messy than vaseline, but if you've read this post, then you know how I feel about energy gels.

Here's me finishing one before my run today:

Gu Octane: not for the faint of heart

Normally I go for Powergels, but I had a Gu Octane lying around from a previous race, so I thought I would finally use it.  It's not so much the taste that gets me, but rather the consistency.  Trying to choke down a thick sludge is an awful way to start a run.

I ran for 1:31:21 this morning, roughly ten miles.  Because I don't own a Garmin, I usually base my long runs on time.  Next week I'll go for 1:45, then 2:00, all the way up to 3+ hours.


  1. New here! I had a Gu once, in my half marathon and almost choked...I wish they made something not so gross!!! Great run today!

  2. Thanks for reading! I'll take Powergel over GU, but both are pretty gross.


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