Times were posted for the Warrior Dash. I came in at 40:36. The hubs beat me by 5 seconds. Hmph! Can’t even wait for his woman.
Now it’s time to look forward to my next race, which just happens to be this weekend: The Melbourne Music and Beaches Half Marathon. There’s a post-race concert as well as pizza, pancakes, and beer. I like a race that wants to give you back those 1300 calories you burned before you even leave.
The high is 70 degrees that day, so you can be sure I’ll be a sweaty mess after that’s over. (Note to self: wear black).
I’ve been trying something new on a few of my practice runs lately.
Thermotabs is a salt supplement for “chronic fatigue, muscle cramps, and heat prostration.” They were over-the-counter at the Publix pharmacy when I got them months ago and have been sitting in a drawer ever since. I’m glad I finally decided to try them.
Now, I have no idea if it’s a placebo effect, but man I feel better after taking one of these. I can’t stand the salty, I-just-licked-a-cat taste of Gatorade so this might be just what I need.
I’ve been taking only one at the 6 or 7 mile mark on long runs. This weekend I think I’ll take one every 4 miles. I’ll need it with the temperature. I lose so much salt during a run, I can wipe it off my skin afterwards.
What do you use during long runs that really helps you? Food? Supplements? Assless chaps?
Do you wear underwear with running shorts that already has built-in underwear? Really curious about this one. 🙂