Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vanilla Bean Gu and the Improved ITB

Been rolling on foam and wearing a band and hoping for the best. The right ITB seems to be settling down. Now my wife has it in the left leg. Got 6.5 miles yesterday

--felt great but had to walk a few times for traffic. I'm stuck here for running in the Biltmore Arcadia locale, and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a long stream of cars headed somewhere. But I got my HR up and was pain free for the ITB. Gonna try raising the mileage, especially on weekends. I want to try getting to 25 miles per week by RNR AZ 1/2 Marathon, then build from there for San Diego. Thanks for all the comments and I now have 5 followers (woo hooo to my followers!!) You guys are cool! I added a counter and a top commenter box to the blog.

Now that you have read my running drivel, I'll tell you about some of the best Gu available. Vanilla bean is  capital Y Yummy! Love it and will definitely keep some on hand along with the lemon flavor which is my all time favorite. I want to try the Roctain next. I also love the Clif Shot Block lemon lime. I had 1/2 a Vanilla Bean packet at mile two yesterday and the other 1/2 at mile 4. I ran negative splits except for traffic stops, and ran the last .62 at almost under 9. That's nice and fast for me, especially at the end of 6 miles. Was it the Gu or was it me?

Take care followers!!!


RunningLaur said...

Congrats on the 6+ miles! Have you tried the chocolate Gu yet? It's pretty delicious too :)

Anonymous said...

I like Vanilla the best of the GU flavors too. Although I've had plenty of Chocolate and Espresso too. Another plus- it doesn't stand out if you get it on my shirt. Oh? Well, maybe I am the only person who gets gel on their shirt on a fairly regular basis. :)

Adam said...

yeah, the traffic is killer. I seem to zig zag along the roads based on where the green lights are.

I really want to try Roctain too. It is a bit more expensive, but that has to mean it is better, right?

Lisa said...

Just wanted to know that even though I don't show up as a "follower", I have you in my Google reader.