Whew! I just got back from my 20-miler this morning, that which was postponed due to my feeling like crap when I woke up yesterday. All better today though!
I did it in 2:38:54, a 7:56 minute-per-mile pace. This is a little slower than the 7:45 I was shooting for. My temptation is to list a million excuses about why it was slow, but I’m resisting the urge and just leaving it at that. No excuses. Hopefully I’ll be faster next time.
I brought along a Thrive raw energy gel, which worked well again, and a lemon-lime Thrive sports drink as well. I’m really starting to love making my own sports drinks and gels. If I don’t eat processed food normally, then why would I eat it when I’m running? Since my Thrive 30-Day Challenge is over and I don’t want to abuse the privilege of posting recipes that Brendan has so nicely granted me, I’m going to make this the last one I share on the blog for a while. Smoothies, sports drinks, energy puddings, energy gels, recovery drinks, vegan pizzas, energy pancakes, crackers and dips, salads, desserts… all vegan, high-raw, and energy-dense.
Ok, here you go.
Thrive Homemade Sports Drink Recipe (raw)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Juice of 1/4 lime
- 3 dates
- 2 cups water
- 1 Tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- sea salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. This makes about 16 ounces, so I usually make a double recipe to fill up my Nalgene bottle.
Alright, I’m out! You’ll get a double-serving of me tomorrow, since I’ll be guest-posting on another blog as well.
For more posts (and recipes) on natural sports nutrition, check out the Running Fuel page.
Vegan Supplements: Which Ones Do You Need?
Written by Matt Frazier
I’m here with a message that, without a doubt, isn’t going to make me the most popular guy at the vegan potluck.
But it’s one I believe is absolutely critical to the long term health of our movement, and that’s why I’m committed to sharing it. Here goes…
Vegans need more than just B12.
Sure, Vitamin B12 might be the only supplement required by vegans in order to survive. But if you’re anything like me, you’re interested in much more than survival — you want to thrive.
So what else do vegans need?