Ever since hitting a mini-wall in my NYC Half Marathon, I’ve been thinking a little more about pre and post-run fueling. My lovely wife has been buying me various high-calorie and high-protein goodies from REI.
So far my favorite is the Cliff Shot Bloks, which come in various flavors including; cherry, orange and margarita (with added sodium!).These bad boys pack 100 calories per serving (that’s 3 chunks) with 24g of carbs (12g from sugar). I stuffed a whole pack down today prior to a 10-miler, and felt pretty good. They’re easy on the stomach (or at least mine) and give you a real buzz after about 10-15 minutes, and the effect lasting a good hour at 9:30/mile.
|These are very tasty and have the kick of a mule.|
Post run, I like the Cliff Shot Protein Recovery (the chocolate and mango and orange flavors are surprisingly tasty even with just water. Even better with almond milk!).
|Not sure if the cheese toasties are a good idea, but I love them anyway.|