Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Maybe Belushi Was Right

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:
Overall I’m really pleased with the workout, and not a little bit surprised with the results considering my sweat was around 40-proof.

Looks like I’ll be mixing my Accelerade with Gin from this point forward. Does Camelback make a keg holder?

16 comments:

  1. okay. this is freaking hilarious.
    Who needs SPF 40 if you can have sweat 40 proof?!

    Fab post.

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  2. Ha! I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about how I went into a race completely ill-prepare (ate horribly the day before) and ended up PR-ing and winning my age group. Love it. Funny how things work out sometimes. :)

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  3. You need to shock your body every now and then. Plus, the alcohol relaxes you so you can run better.

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  4. You may be onto something here..try selling it. Runners will try anything.

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  5. Believe me, don't make it a habit!!!! It will get ugly.

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  6. Oh awesome, so eating ice cream will definitely do me good! :)

    Your yasso times are great!

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  7. nice job! hey, i know a woman who broke 3:00 in a marathon and she swears it was the 6 beers she drank the night before!

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  8. Okay that's it, I'm clearly not drinking enough alcohol.

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  9. Running around in circles is easy compared to keeping all that stuff down! :) Those are pretty nice paces. Good job!

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  10. Sonofabitch!

    I've been doing this all wrong.

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  11. You are crazy! Hey if you can come out of your haze for a few, I awarded you a fun girlie blog award over on my blog...check it out! :)

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  12. I often hear these stories when running ultras. It seems two days before the run or workout is the important one.

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  13. Wow, that sounds like my ideal Saturday. YUMMY! And let me know which Packers stud you drafted. I hope it was Jennings...he's my BOY! :)

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  14. Great job on the paces! Be sure to let us know if the 40-proof sweat was the key...

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