Food

In Which Jenn Goes On A Running Food Bender

Let’s see, how to explain this. Have you ever… gone on a sort of… pre-long run food buying spree… like, way in advance… without planning it? Now that I’m officially training for the Baltimore Marathon, I gotta get those mega-long runs on the docket. And I have – I have a 15 miler, 17 miler, and 20 miler laid out on the calendar. For my normal long runs – say, 9-12 miles on average – I don’t usually require much beyond a pre-run snack and some water, but these big’uns need a bigger sustenance commitment. There are lots of...

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Treadmill

In Which Jenn Gets Jazzed For A Long Run

Last week I came to a startling realization: I was actually excited about my planned 16 mile long run. I expressed this unexpected feeling on Twitter and received the expected response: that I was crazy, and everyone who had a long run on the docket was dreadingĀ it. And so I thought: what if I explained how I got myself this psyched up? Maybe my fellow runners could follow the same method and at least manage to downgrade outright dread to reluctant acceptance. In that spirit, try some of these on for shoe size: Get some new music. Duh. Everyone...

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Swedish Fish

In Which Jenn Would Defend Swedish Fish To The Death

I had, just, the WEIRDEST conversation with my boss the other day. She had picked up some candy to give out at a festival we’re hosting, and was giving out some samples to staff. I overheard someone mention getting Swedish Fish, and I said: “Swedish Fish? I LOVE Swedish Fish!” because they are AMAZING and the best running fuel ever. Do you remember me lunging at that poor Swedish Fish-distributing girl during the 2016 WDW Marathon? Yeah, they’re that important. Which is why I was shocked, SHOCKED when my boss said, “Oh, you like Swedish Fish? I didn’t think...

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