G.I. Joe

Me, an Average Joe? Today I was G.I. Joe.  I took N.O. Explode more then a hour before the run.  I need a pick me up to get myself out the door.   I set out on a 6.5 mile tempo run. I felt great keeping my pace at 7:10 to 7:20 for the first 5.5 miles. Then it hit me (I know everyone loves reading about gastrointestinal problems, so I will spare you the details…)  I ended up walking with a jogging for the last mile.  (Did I just use the word “jog?”)

I should have known better that stuff has never sat well on the run.  I am able to take it before a ride with no problems.  I think the up and down movement of running just shakes it up.  The container does say “do not shake, stir.”  I guess that means after you drink it too.

Even with a abrupt halt to my run, I felt pretty good about my pace and my distance.

So my lesson has been learned…  Keep the supplements to a minimum before the run.