In previous posts, I have talked about my wonderful (add sarcasm here) leg cramps. They were really troubling in my last marathon that you can read about here and here. So I have been on a quest to figure out where the pain is coming from. I have added magnesium to my diet, rolled a lot with the foam roller and the stick, and have scoured the internet looking for advice (because that is really what we do when we don’t have the answer right?!)
I used the endurolytes powder today and mixed it with my water and it had no taste at all and mixed very nicely. Maybe it was a little hopefulness and a lot of help from the powder, but I had no leg cramps and I felt pretty fast.
So proud of them!
Then I came home and thought why not try the Recoverlite stuff they sent too, especially because I have an even longer run planned for tomorrow. It wasn’t the worst thing I have ever tasted and it actually was pretty good after I mixed it really good. I was thinking if I try it again it would be in a smoothie or something like that. I’m really weird with textures and powder in water is not always that great. Anyway, I can say I have a lot of energy, not as tired as usual but tomorrows run will be the true test for the endurolyte. Meanwhile I will just hope and pray that it works. Because I don’t know about you but runs with cramps tend to make me question things. Runs like I had today made me realize why I keep going, 8 miles of hills and I felt stronger at the end than in the beginning!
How was your long run Saturday? Ever try Hammer Nutrition products?
Oh, PS – Hammer Nutrition did not pay me to say these wonderful things about them. I just found them on the internet and thought I would give it a try. But if you know someone there who wants to give away free stuff, send it my way and I will give it a try. 😉