|Too much of a gu thing is bad.|
I invested $50 in a full box of Roctane Gu's. I have been taking these Gu's since they arrived on the market in 07. I like them and find they work for me better than any other forced nutrition in a easy-ready packet. I don't think I realized they had twice the amount of caffeine of a regular Gu.
I should've skipped the Gu at 16 - drank water & gatorade -and waited til 20 for the next Gu.
I would've added variety to my Gu collection (ones without caffeine).
I could've kept a 3:20 pace if the blood stayed in my legs and not my stomach.
Lots of room for error over 26.2 miles...
I age up next year with The big F word- eek! So I made the cut to be one of the early ones to register for the 2012 Boston Marathon. Thats pretty cool. Just not sure if I am going to register. Paris is calling.
Recovery the days after:
day 1: swim 45mins
day 2: swim 40 mins
day 3: a very light spin (I felt like laying on the couch after work.. but thanks to my friend and uber athlete Branden who got me on the bike to flush out the legs- while I waited for my pizza to be delivered)
day 4: 2hrs mountain bike ride (it was awesome- and the quads burned every hill, but well worth it)
day 5: swim & yogapuncture
day 6: 3 mile run, light spin on the single speed
day 7: swim & pack my bike
day 8: light spin & travel to Spain for ITU Cross World Triathlon Championships
Big Kudos to my BFF Brenda. She made the trip very fun for me.. videos to come! Our friends who we stayed with in Boston couldn't believe we're friends because we are so opposite in many ways... but we are very similiar in 2 ways... we love an adventure and love to have fun!! When we get together we act like we're 15 again- total goofy we were then and we still continue our tradition of goofiness!
|post marathon celebration at "Pairings" in Boston|