Did another brick today! Did a bike ride and then a run.
I ate 1/2 of this bar before the bike (review on effectiveness in a bit):
Then did a 9 mile bike loop. Not super fast, as it was early! I even remembered to downshift to a low gear for about 1/2 a mile to prep for the run. Came back to the house and had the other half of the Power Bar, took a 5 minute rest and then headed out for a 5K. My legs felt like lead. Ugh! I was not sure if I would be able to run the whole 5K. It took 2 miles before I knew I would be able to do the whole 3 miles – I finally got a groove going. I was slower, as this run took me 38 minutes to finish, which added around 7-8 minutes to my usual pace. I’m actually pretty happy with that!
Regarding the Power Bar. This has 250 calories, which fueled me pretty well. However, there were 2 things I didn’t like about it. 1 – it was very chewy and full of oats and raisins, which would normally be good, but I was so tired from chewing it after the bike ride that my jaw got tired. LOL! The 2nd problem was the oats. They left a lot of ,shall I say, residual bits in my mouth which was really distracting while I was jogging. So I am nixing this as an option.
Best meal today! I am christening these Elvis Oats!
In the mix:
1 mashed really ripe banana
12 grams of PB2
40 gram of oats
topped with some pine nuts to make up for the fat missing from the peanut butter. My mom gave me the idea to actually add the PB2 right to the cooking pot with the oats. What a great idea! This was soooo yummy. I burned my mouth because I couldn’t wait to dig in.
Tomorrow is an easier workout day. And probably a bagel for breakfast!!