Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Recovery and Fuel


First, a big thank you for all of your kind words following my race report from this past Sunday’s event. I am still living in the moment of something that still feels so great.

Recovery is going fine. Monday I did my 2 mile recovery run followed by lots of stretching and icing. It did take me until Tuesday morning before the nausea subsided and I felt like eating again. This will be a great focus for me over the next few months. I must figure out how to better fuel myself during a race and keep a settled stomach. Any tips out there??

Over the next few weeks I will maintain 20 or so miles until we ramp up the mileage again the first week of July. Overall goal is the 50 mile Ultra in November (link to race on side of page). Add in another 50k and a marathon, all trail events, and that should wrap up my running for 2007. Lots of running ahead but that is just what we do… right?!!


Happy Running!
Robin

10 comments:

David said...

Robin, I wonder if having a bit higher salt/sodium content in your performance fuel would help, both for ease of keeping it down by settling your stomach, and retention of the liquids. Seems like I saw some Powerbar brand gels that advertised higher sodium content. Otherwise, perhaps real food bars (instead of gels, beans, whatever) or even semi-boiled potatoes like Team Slipstream uses for their cyclists during races. No, I'm not kidding, they really do give the guys small potatoes almost completely cooked: tons of calories, very little waste, super easy to digest.

Marcy said...

Ohhh man you don't even want food advice from me, unless you think that Twinkies and Skittles are optimal running foods LOL (I know it's something I have to work on :-/ )

Awwwhhhhh that pic of you and your DH is soooo cute ;D

Bob Gentile said...

ya I am figuring out the whole nutrition part too... when I did my 35mile solo, i was way off on my fuel...so that's part of my game plan is to figure out my intake during longer runs...

Congrats Again & glad u are recovering well:-)

Wes said...

My idea of nutrition is an endurance drink and high energy snack mix off of food network :-) I luv it when our virtual paths cross. I was just adding you to my blog roll when you came by to see me! Great job on your race! How exciting. I'm sure I'll look to your for inspiration as I begin marathon training in September.

Mendy said...

I don't have any nutrition advice at all, considering I haven't had those kind of long runs - but, I hope you find what you need to be doing to fuel right. I've read a lot, that that's the hardest part about running long distance, is just figuring it out.

Marcy cracks me up - twinkies and skittles... well, Dean Karnazas orders pizza's on his long runs..:-)

Great pic of you and Scott!

StumbleGuy said...

Robin,
Congrats on the Ultra finish. Brilliant! I feel ill after just 4 miles let alone 36. I like David's advice on potatoes. Funny. Hope you recover fast.

Andy

Rose said...

There's a pretty good discussion about nausea at http://www.ultrunr.com/eat-run.html. I've also tried candied ginger with surprisingly good results (though on shorter distances!) Good luck.

Scott said...

Words still cannot express how proud I am of you. Each and everyday you continue to amaze me with your athletic ability and drive to accomplish goals you set out. You are - without a doubt - the most focused person and driven person I have ever known.

"When I saw you I fell in love...and you smiled because you knew".

Nikki said...

hmm..i swear I posted here and asked you a question ???

Anyways, Congrats on your finishing the race in a great time! I can't even imagine what you do...your amazing!

Jason The Running Man said...

I'm with David...more sodium! Have you tried the Endurance Gatorade? Lots more sodium then the normal kinds. Or salt tabs?