The other big run was my long training run for the month of April. My goal is to do at least one run per month that is 30 miles or more (or a minimum of 5 hours). This run was a big confidence builder because I have been working hard on nutrition and hydration and it is paying off. I felt strong and was able to eat and drink just as I hoped the entire day. I wound up consuming almost 2700 calories from:
- GU Roctane Drink - 1450
- Protein Bars - 820
- Organic Enery Bar - 270
- Honey Stinger Gel - 120
- 75% from carbs, 10% protein, and 15% fat
All in all that left me right at the calorie level I desire (more than 400 per hour). The trouble is that I need to find a way to get more protein and fat. I may have NO choice but to alternate in Accelerade to get some additional protein, but I clearly prefer the GU Roctane. I will continue to tinker as I move forward, but I have a darn good starting point. And, by the way, the GNC Pro Performance Chocolate Brownie bar is amazing!
That pretty much winds down my current marathon training cycle. I will begin tapering for the Colorado Marathon so that I can put up a good number there, possibly even a PR. That means I will have to be patient with my ultra training for a few weeks. I may try to squeak in a trail run or two and will continue weight training up until a few days before the race.
|Thursday||10||2 x 3 @ HMP|
|Sunday||32||Long Training Run|
|Total||65||About 4200 vertical feet|