Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Muddy Trail Run

Well I had a great time at LBL (Land Between the Lakes) this past weekend even though the mud and rain added their own kind of fun to the festivities. By the end of 37.5 miles I had went through three pairs of socks because the mud went through my shoes and socks only to cake up under my feet and toes! I had to change socks after every loop to keep from getting some nasty blisters, but otherwise the no biggie. I also brought along my new favorite drink for long runs, Yoo Hoo!! It's fantastic since it gives you the chocolate milk taste but doesn't have to be refrigerated. My recovery time was a day and I am planning to get out and do a quick 6 miler this evening. I think that the yoga and diet has played a big part in recovery this time around and I look forward to testing it again in April at the STL marathon! Also, this was the first race I tried electrolyte tablets.... Not sure if I like them yet, because I need to use them a few more times to get a real feel for them. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their week so far!!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Lately I have been using Bragg's liquid amino acids on pasta instead of sauce and it's AWESOME! I like to mix in a bit of garlic powder, Emeril's Bayou Blast, Basil, and parmesian cheese for a great meal or side dish!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I'm Gonna miss this weather

I am very excited to finally be back on track with my running schedule! The past two weeks I have put in 30+ miles each week and looking towards my first 40 mile week since October of last year! My knee feels great and I am enjoying the nice weather thats creeping up on us. I recently started a new regimen in my running routine where my long run is no more than 50% of my total mileage for the week, and it is making a huge difference in my recovery time. No matter what distance I run, the soreness fades after a few hours! I am really excited to see how this works for race conditions, which I will be able to test in two weeks when I run my first race of the year in Kentucky! The race is 37 miles and will be a great trial to see how all the weight training, yoga, and diet is paying off.

My wife Brook made a comment about the evil Girl Scout Cookies were causing a few problems but its been getting easier to dodge them with all the new creations Brook has been making in the kitchen! My favorite meal of all time that she makes is her Peanut Butter Thai, but I am really enjoying the soups she has been making lately such as shrimp chowder and chicken veggie soup! I realize that my body craves ice cream no matter what, but lately we have been enjoying TCBY frozen yogurt treats that are really hitting the sweet tooth spot!

I am really enjoying the new circuit training this month because it focuses more on using your own body as weight rather than free weights (push ups, pull ups, chair dips). It has been easier for me to get into a routine this time around when I am worrying about so many free weight exercises!