Monday, August 9, 2010

5 miles back at it...& product review

I took the weekend off! I could have run Saturday but I was sore from Friday (3 miles) and decided another day would be better. I took the boys down to Pelona Vista to watch the HDR Cross Country Finals. There were some good times with a nice cool morning. So I didn't run this weekend. During the day on Sunday I felt great and planned to run 5 miles as a test on Monday morning.

I ran down to Joe Walker this morning, around the block, and back home then did another mile on M-12. My calf started feeling tired and stiff after 3-4 miles at around 8 to 8:30 pace, but I still made the planned 5 miles. It felt WAY better than last week so hopefully I am on the up swing. I will still run easy this week and shoot for 10 on Sat or Sun.

A few weeks ago my friend Ron, who is sponsored by Snickers Marathon Bar, gave me some sample bars. He asked me to let him know what I thought. There were two kinds: Crunchy Honey & Toasted Almond, and Carmel Nut Rush Protein Bar.

The Honey and Almond bar is delicious. I like the combination of honey, almond, and chocolate. I couldn't see my self eating one before or after a run though because it was dry and had large chunks of almond. It was a great snack at work though, with 10 grams of protien and only 150 calories.

The Carmel Nut Rush bar has 20 grams of protein and 40 grams of carbs with 290 calories! It is a great post hard workout recovery food. It is also a little dry but goes great with water (or coffee in the morning).

Both bars are dipped in milk chocolate and Mars is known for their chocolate so they taste GREAT! Thanks Ron!


Ron said...

Your welcome man. I was wondering what you thought of them. Good review, thanks for the shout out!

Chuck said...

Glad to hear that you are back to running easy. Best wishes on a quick recovery.