#MYFUELMYJOURNEY

Disclaimer: I received Gatorade Endurance to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

Gatorade Endurance was created to deliver the critical fluids and nutrients endurance athletes need during training and racing. About a year ago I used #GEnduranceBR to fuel for some fall races and I enjoyed the variety of products offered. I am going to follow a similar fueling and hydration strategy for Chicago and New York City this year with hopes of ‘redemption’ and maybe a PR.

My Goal at the beginning of 2019 was to set a PR in Chicago. Because of some psoas muscle discomfort I am not confident, today (7 August 2019,) that I will be able to set that PR during the race.
Anyway, last year I ran a strong race and finished in 3:20:48. My goal for that race was to pace myself the same way I help pace others, rather than run strong out of the gate and see what I have left at the end (my strategy in Berlin.)
I had plenty left in the tank at the end of Chicago and really thought I had a good shot to run strong in New York City.

I didn’t

I developed Shingles somehow and fell apart at the end of New York City.

I am going to use Gatorade Endurance to help me train and prepare for a strong comeback with 3:18 – 3:20 in Chicago and a follow up 3:20 in New York City.

What I think is most impressive is; this year Gatorade sent a how to guide with their products which I will post on the nutrition page of my site!

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