Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:38
EDI - 42 miles is NOT a small ultra, it's massive and further than me or HT have run in one go! It's not running or distance you need to focus on though it's your mind - getting your mind into the right frame to complete the distance however far it is.
I've got a good blender too but not been brave enough to try garlic in it yet. Maybe I should to get rid of all the bugs that keep coming and getting me. I can't pick a favourite recipe but a really simple one is bananas, spinach and either a few drops of vanilla extract or a shake of cinnamon, yummy. Now you've got a blender make sure you freeze any fruit that's about to go off. Whizz frozen bananas on their own to make lovely ice cream - they don't even taste like bananas like that but then you can add other frozen fruit too, heaven in a bowl
I don't mind wheatgrass juice Cinders but it can take some getting used to. If you get it at the right age - grown for about a week so it's 7-8 inches long - it can be quite sweet but longer than that and it gets bitter. It's still good for you though. It's a bit like having rocket fuel - you get amazing energy which lasts a couple of hours. when you first try it most people knock back a shot sized glass then suck on a bit of orange but once you get used to the taste you can have a bigger amount. First time I had a double shot I was hyper I am seriously getting some frozen wheatgrass shots to drink on ultras, they come in small pots so easy to carry
Have you got a juicer Jonnie, a really simple juice is apple and ginger - one apple and about an inch of ginger - or more if you really like it hot
I'm planning on venturing out for a tiny run tomorrow, first time since I got ill again. I was back up to about 14 miles mid august after breaking my ankle then I got began to go downhill again. I did an 8 mile run beginning of september and some shorter ones but not much since.
Hope everyones had a good day today x