The perfect food for runners is…

bananas! This is good news, since I love bananas and usually eat one everyday as part of breakfast. Bananas are nature’s energy food. They are easy to eat and transport, offer plenty of quick carbs, and are 75 percent water. So in addition to giving you needed fuel during and after a run, they keep you hydrated. It’s no wonder that aid stations in marathons and triathlons are often stocked with bananas.

A banana has about 28 grams of carbohydrates which is more than any other fruit. Carbohydrates are stored in our muscles as glycogen. As your body needs it, glycogen is broken down into glucose, the fuel that your body runs on.

Bananas also have a lot of potassium. Potassium helps keep your heartbeat regular, controls muscle tightening, and controls the body’s water balance.

During physical activity the body loses potassium. Muscle cramps can sometimes come from not having enough minerals such as potassium. That’s why bananas are so great!

Eat ‘um up…every day! Yum, Yum!

It’s Tuesday, so I did some intervals.

9 x 1/2 mile intervals with 1:00 rest between (around 40 minutes)

Goal was to keep each interval around the 3:40 mark (7:20/mile pace), which I did for the most part…

(1) 3:35
(2) 3:38
(3) 3:37
(4) 3:41
(5) 3:44
(6) 3:45
(7) 3:45
(8) 3:41
(9) 3:37

Checked my cadence at least once during each interval and was always at either 30 or 31…making good progress on making this my natural cadence.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.