On our way back from Saturday's Iron Turkey, we gave a ride to Jason, an incredibly fast runner who joined our group while he's in MI for six months. He's from Australia and gets 6 months of vacation every third year - isn't that nice :) On top of that, he chooses to come to Ann Arbor regularly during this time.
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Jason ran the Chicago Marathon in 2:47 this year!! He's run three 10Ks in the past month and has WON them all! We gave him a ride home and picked his brain the entire time. I asked him if he cared that we were drilling him and he was cool with it; it's his norm when he's in the states :)
The one thing that stuck out for me is his race fuel: during a marathon, he eats 1 or 2 gels, depending on how he's feeling and before a marathon, he eats one lara bar and get this: a quad-shot expresso and a red bull!I don't drink coffee, but I'm willing to try it before my next race! Holy crap, is that a lot of caffeine!!
holy cow is right!ReplyDelete
ive never tried coffee before since it usually makes go...not fast! =)
Great info - I'm so embarrassed when people call me fast ... because I KNOW the REAL fast people are guys like this. Interesting about the caffeine. I use it before every run, but not as much as him. I think I would be too jittery, but I guess it's what you're used to. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
wowweeee! That is a lot of caffeine, but he is speedy! I would love to talk to a pro sometime, very cool!ReplyDelete