Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A favorite food blog, swedish fish, and 10 miles

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share with you a favorite food blog that has a ton of great recipes, that are not always nutrient dense, but worth the calories. You can find it HERE. I'm not afraid of caloric food, but if I'm going to waste a lot calories on something, it better taste good! (Maybe that's why I don't lose a lot of weight running.;)

Speaking of fuel, I was reading a thread that I can't find again in the million threads in the Runnersworld forum, on what different people use as fuel. I've written on various occasions how my gels are making me want to gag, so today I bought a bag of Swedish Fish to use on my 10 mile run. Gels have always seemed to me like they'd be way more effective than candy, but after reading a few people on Runnersworld swear by Swedish Fish, I thought I'd give them a try. My problem wasn't gagging them down, but eating them too quickly. My run went well, but I'm not sure if it was due to the fish. I bought another bag to use on my 13 miler on Saturday and I'll try them again on longer runs.

Other people suggested sports jelly beans, (which I heard were nothing but glorified jelly beans with extra salt, and prunes...) I think I'll try the jelly beans next. In the end, I'll probably stick to the gels or GU chomps for my marathon, (just because I have it engrained in my mind that those are better), but it doesn't hurt to try new things.



  1. mmm candy as fuel. sounds like a good theory to me! seems pretty similar to gu chomps/other chews, except i guess they put more "running juice" in the chomps and all. still the sugars probably help i'm sure.

    hope you and your family had a good thanksgiving!

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