I have said (about a million times) how much I rely on routine to keep my sanity. But today I tried something new.

Pre-Run Meal:

And then had to hang out for a while before heading out the door for my 10 miles – which were very good! It was easy this morning, and I enjoyed it a lot. However, I enjoy ALL my Saturday morning runs, and the pre-run fuel didn’t seem to make much of a difference. It certainly didn’t hurt me.

Post-Run Meal:

…and water, of course.

I consider myself a pretty low-maintenance runner. I don’t run with music. I don’t run with a watch/clock. I don’t run with water. I don’t fuel before runs, and sometimes it takes me up to 2 hours to eat afterwards. The only thing I always do before runs is chug 2 glasses of water and put on my favorite running shoes. I have been running since I was 10 years old, and this is just the way things have gone.

However, after reading Angharad’s post last week about her running routine – I started re-thinking some of my habits. There is no real “reason” for doing what I do; I just haven’t done anything else. So far, today’s changes haven’t made much difference. Although, I think it may take a few hours to feel the effects of the post-run fuel. I will let you know.

Until then, I am doing a very
routine Saturday activity. Watching football and tackling a big pile of grading.

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