Thursday, April 7, 2011

If Google says it, it must be true.

I found out through my sitemeter that someone stumbled on my blog using the search terms "obsessed runner blogs." Check out the fifth result below:

I'm kind of honored.

What do you think?  Am I really an obsessed runner?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Eat Like a Kid Again

I’m tapering again, which means it’s hard to focus on anything other than my upcoming 50k.

Today I killed time by researching and obsessing over fueling strategies during the race. It seems that the optimum fuel for these endurance events combines simple sugars (for a quick release of energy) with complex carbs (for a longer energy burn). The most frequently cited examples I find are:

Candy bars
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
and let's not forget about chocolate milk afterward for recovery.

I get to eat like a kid again and people still look at me like I’m crazy for running this far.