Cloudy with a Chance of Energy Gels

Future Forecast for Flying Monkey

Taper Madness is starting to creep in… I picked up my in-race fueling options today at lunch. The buffet includes Jelly Belly Sports Beans Lemon-Lime, Clif Shot Bloks (Margarita Flavored… extra salt, but no tequila though) and GU Chomps (which is new to me). I also picked up 4 Accel Gels (2 Lemon-Lime, 2 Orange) for that extra caloric intake. There will be GU gels out on the course, but I wanted to make sure that I had flavors that I liked. Only in desperation would I consume a Chocolate GU!

I also took a peek at the weather for Sunday. Looking pretty nice! The race is on Sunday, so a mild start and a high of 72 (which I assume won’t hit until the afternoon). The bonus will be the ‘partly cloudy’. Next to a strong thunderstorm (am I right 2010 Knoxville Marathon Runners??), the next worst thing is the unshielded Sun to drive the energy out of you faster than you can say, “Water, please.”

Even on a cold day, that medium sized star of ours can do some MAJOR damage. Drain your life out of you faster than Team Edward.

However, the weather is subject to change, but looks like a High Pressure System is over 4 corners as of this forecast snapshot, so that’s a good thing.

I haven’t decided if I am going to have a Guess My Time, Win Crap contest. Mainly, because I have such a slacker that the most recent winner a Mr. D. Peach, has yet to receive his winning loot, because I haven’t put it together yet. *sigh*

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon