I’m excited for my fall lineup and wanted to share!
On Sept. 17, I’ll be racing the Indy Women’s Half Marathon. I ran this race in 2014, which they still held it in June, and had a great time (well, my time itself was just okay, but the experience was great).
Goals: Top 10 (cash prizes!) and 1:26-1:27, plus test gear and nutrition for marathon.
And then I’ve mentioned that I’m headed back to the Monumental Marathon again this year which will be the key race for the season.
Steve Born, endurance fueling expert at Hammer Nutrition, was quick to answer my recent email asking for fueling advice. (Not just a sponsored athlete perk — they’ll assist anyone with figuring out the best fueling strategy!)
I’ll be sticking with Hammer Gels as my main calorie intake. I had asked about Perpetuem, another great Hammer fuel, but Steve said for the intensity and high-impact of racing a marathon, he’d recommend gels. I’ll start with one before the race, along with two Endurolyte capsules.
On the course, his recommendation is for a gel every 45 minutes. I’ll have some combination of raspberry, Montana Huckleberry, and/or vanilla.
Steve also suggested some supplements I am going to try: Hammer’s new Fully Charged pre-workout fuel, Race Caps Supreme and Race Day Boost.
Oh, and train hard. So, so hard. Just 10 weeks to go!
Goals: Maybe let’s revisit that one after we see how Indy Women’s goes, m-kay?
P.S. Want to try any of those Hammer products? Click on the links above and it’ll automatically add me as your referral. And you will save 15% on your first online order — use it wisely! If there’s something you’re curious about or just want to sample, shoot me a message or visit a local retailer to snag single-serving packages without wasting the discount.
Great line up! Can’t wait to see how it goes!
I just ordered myself some Hammer gels to try out. Confession: I’ve never done a gel because the texture weirds me out. But, I like that Hammer is all natural, and while I love ShotBloks, they just aren’t particularly convenient to carry in a race. The referral was just the prompt I needed to give this a try 🙂
Yay! Let me know what you think! I think the consistency is a little looser and not quite as viscous as some other brands. I like that the Raspberry flavor has — get this — raspberry puree as a main ingredient. Whoda thunk? Definitely worth a try! I always worried with things like blocks that I would drop them and that they’d generally be a pain. (But I’ll admit a fondness for all flavors of Honey Stinger chews!)