Had a great track workout Sunday morning. WAY better than I was expecting. What was the key? Loading up on whole wheat pasta - nope. Sports drinks for proper hydration – negative. Gels for fuel – nope. A good night’s sleep – uh uh. How about 12+ hours of drinking/eating/trash-talking at my first Fantasy Football draft the day/night before … Bingo!
Maybe John Belushi had it all figured out…
My fueling routine on Saturday consisted of Guinness, Red Hook, Boddingtons, Newcastle, Vodka, Margaritas, Long Island Ice Teas, takeout pizza, multiple varieties of bean dips, Jalapeno&Cheddar burgers, French fries, chicken wings, Snickers ice cream cake, and entirely too little sleep. Or, as the crew I was hanging out with like to call it .... Saturday.
Went to the track at my old high school Sunday AM feeling a bit cloudy and a lot dehydrated with the plan of doing some half-mile repeats. The outlook was not stellar considering how I felt when I stepped on the track. Eased into a mile warmup, then did a series of 5 miles, alternating fast-paced ½ miles with marathon-ish paced ½ miles. By the time I was halfway into my warmup mile I really felt good. Little of the usual running pains (thank-you flat and spongy track), head clearing up, and legs feeling energetic. Here’s what I ended up running:
Looks like I’ll be mixing my Accelerade with Gin from this point forward. Does Camelback make a keg holder?