Marathon Training and Hamstrings
|Not here yet, but a reminder not to get to this point!|
The good news is my hamstring is feeling better at least at easy running and I am being smart, have actually take time off running, a big thing for me. I ran few easy 200m, 400m, 800m repeats on Wednesday and it was fine, yeah! Heading to spin class today and maybe an easy run (or save it for tomorrow). I actually just saw an article suggesting that running backwards can help with hamstring injury, interesting. Although I can this resulting in worse injuries for me ans I fall!
And now...My debate: The final team race is on Sunday, a 25K, and it fits perfectly into my training. Is it worth the last minute registration fee to run it easy and have fun with my team or do I save the $ and stay home, still planning to run the same distance?
I could eat pumpkin year round, but with Fall in sight I am ready to bring it back in full force so here is my latest creation, a healthy, protein packed snack bar. It is not sweet, but you could remedy that with the addition of more sweetener.
Pumpkin Quinoa Protein Bars
½ cup cooked quinoa (I cooked ¼ cup in ½ cup water with pumpkin pie spice added)
1 cup brown rice flour
¼ cup vanilla protein powder (plain would work too or add ¼ cup more flour)
2 cups oats
1 cup dates soaked
2 cups pumpkin puree
½ cup applesauce
1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup pumpkin seeds
Mix flour, oats, seasoning and set aside. Puree dates, vanilla and pumpkin, add quinoa, maple syrup and applesauce and mix. Combine wet and dry ingredients, then mix in raisins, nuts and seeds. Spread into greased 9x13 pan and bake 30-35 min at 350F.
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