I try to eat whole foods as a rule [fruits, vegetables, grains, lean protein], but I love sugar, baked goods and other treats like wine, cheese, beer and greasy chips as much as the next guy. How I feel on my runs is directly impacted by what I eat.
I made a bad call this week. I bought some new Pop-Tarts. [I love crap food and have to race past it in the grocery store so I won't spastically grab something and throw it in my cart.] The new Pop-Tarts have fiber in them -- 20% daily value!
I eat a lot of fiber. One to two bowls of All Bran a day. Not the All Bran Buds, but the Original All Bran. It's like eating a bowl of little sticks. I seriously love it. The point is my stomach is used to digesting fiber.
Unfortunately, I discovered my stomach has a difficult time with the 5 grams of dietary fiber that's in the new Pop-Tarts. Or something that's in the new Pop-Tarts.
Due to my healthy Pop-Tart bedtime snacks the past few nights, my runs this week have been... crampy.
Lesson Learned: Stick to Original All Bran for my fiber, AND enjoy Original Pop-Tarts for an occasional crap-food treat.
For you, my friend...
Blue = completed workouts this week. Red = workouts awaiting me.
M - 3 miles easy
T - Elliptical 30 minutes; lift weights
W - 4 miles with 4 x 20 sec strides
Th - 5.5. miles -- 1 mi warm-up; 3 x 1 mile repeats [.25 mi recovery]; 1 mi cool-down
F - cross train [bike or elliptical]; lift weights
Sa - 9 miles on trails
Su - Off