Don't quote me on that title. I'm sure in reality, faster running = chia seeds and great genetics. Whatever. Apparently if you take a rest day AND eat a family sized bag of conversation hearts in the same day (15 servings my ass) you'll have lots of energy to tackle a run the next day. It's basic science. An extra thousand calorie in pure sugar is bound to have an impact on your run.
Exhibit A: One bag of candy, eaten in 24 hours-
Turns into 7 miles which are pretty speedy (for me) -
Was I happy after the run? In a word:
I also got an awesome package and now the mailman thinks I'm a super runner. A while back I missed out on running the Rock N' Roll Miami Half, but Amanda managed to find someone to run with my bib. And by someone, I mean some speed demon who managed to get 3rd place in the 18-24 age group.
My favorite part is that it has the award title right on the front of the box, so everyone at the post office now thinks I'm really fast. I like it.
Don't worry - I'll send it on to the real runner. Just as soon as I take a good picture with the plaque and post it on Facebook.
Do you think food affects your running performance?
I know that in theory a lot of junk food ought to slow me down, but I swear a nice hefty dose of sugar always gives me energy for a good run. That, or something in my body feels the need to burn off said candy. Either way, win-win.
How far are you willing to drive for a good run?
I'm thinking about driving to Chattanooga (about an hour) to run on a really pretty, flat, pedestrian friendly riverfront path this weekend. Does that seem ridiculous? I think my new theory is you have to run at least as long as you drive. So as long as I run for 2+ hours, it all works out.