What is your favorite post race treat?
Of course, I’m not going to drink just any beer. I prefer my beers dark and sweet. Unfortunately, that comes with a high alcohol content a lot of the time, so I usually try to eat some food before I drink a beer. Usually, not always. (Running a race sponsored by a craft brewery = excellent way to get that beer at the end.)
No beer available or all that’s there is Budmilloor swill? Give me chocolate milk or a Coke (and yes, brand matters there as well. Sorry, Pepsi.) And if I’m racing again the next day? We all know I’m heading to Subway for a ham and cheese sub with every.single.vegetable. and a Coke.
Hmm, seeing that, I think I may need to treat myself to Subway after I run today. I ran 17 miles yesterday at a pretty decent pace with a fast final 3 miles. I can tell I’m a lot stronger runner than I was when I last trained for a marathon. Not faster, unfortunately, but stronger. I held a steady pace the whole time and could have definitely run at least one more mile, even with pushing it on my last mile. Today, I’m looking for double digits. A lot will depend on when the “weather” arrives and what it’s like. Seriously, more snow/sleet/wintry mix? Give it up, winter! It’s time for spring!
Do you crave a special treat after a race or long run? What do you like? And how’s your spring training going with the lovely winter this year?