Sunday, December 11, 2011

Beginning Week 9 of Half Marathon Training!

Below is a little review of some of the items I tried on tonights run.

Clif Shot Mocha =========================================
This is the one I started off with tonight at 15 minutes prior to start of my run.  Overall, I'd say it's not that bad.  Taste is a bit strong at first, but once you managed to get some of it down and some water to help it go down, it was okay.
 Clif Shot Chocolate
This one I had at the half way point of tonights run (4 miles).  It was a bit like trying to wolf down some really thick chocolate syrup straight from the can (well, I guess they're all in plastic bottles now...).  Definitely not awful.  This is probably one that I will take down with me in case they don't give any out, or they give out the flavors I don't like.

Clif Shot Bloks - Tropical Punch  =========================================
I tried these out during the shorter runs earlier this week.  They are very good tasting, but I didn't feel like I got the same energy feedback  that I got with the gels.  Maybe a combination of these plus the gels might work on a long run.

Heading right into Week 9!!  This week the Saturday long run tones it down form the last couple of weeks, and takes me back to going 6.2 miles (or if I could have swung it, enter into a 10K race, which I think there actually is one locally around here somewhere that day.)

Week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat
D-11 12/11 12/12 12/13 12/14 12/15 12/16 12/17
9 Stretch &
5 m Run 3 m Run
Or Cross
5 m Run +
Rest or
Easy Run
Rest 10-K Race

After this week, Christmas Eve I have a scheduled 9 mile and then the final long run of 10 miles on New Years Eve!!  Saturday after that is Marathon Weekend!!

I have my bib number, but I don't have the link where people can sign up for updates while I run.

I have bib # 47774, a palindrome! 

Thanks for Reading!  Regards,


Running to 2012... and BEYOND!
Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon - January 7, 2012

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