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Jenn’s Long Run Part I: Preparation

Tonight’s training run: 20 miles. TWENTY. MILES. Okay. I have the option of doing eighteen if it’s just not clicking for me. But I really want that twenty. If I can do it in four hours, I’ll be happy. Then I’ll have my longest run under my belt and I can being tapering for the Marine Corps Marathon. I’ll admit: I’m a little nervous. I’ve done twenty miles twice in the past but that was about a year ago and for some reason rather than improve I have actually gotten SLOWER over the past months. Sigh. But where there’s...

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In Which Jenn Discusses Mid-Run Fueling

I dunno, guys. I must be doing it wrong. Earlier we talked about pre- and post-run fueling, and that’s very important. But it seems like there’s a whole lot of buzz surrounding the gels and beans and shots and such that provide energy during a run. Many reported that they found substantial improvement in their runs when they consumed something during, and as a fledgling runner I thought: clearly I need some energy gels! After Moon and I had somewhat mixed results with Energy Bits, I was determined to figure out what WOULD work. I went straight to the...

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