So Iâ€™ve been trying out Beet It for a few weeks now, before some of my crucial runs.Â Iâ€™d been feeling super tired all week with all the training (and a Beet It powered 5K PB a few days earlier) and now Johnâ€™s man-flu in the house.
But what a result for me at the Elswick Good Friday relays! The morning started with my Beet It shot as I prepared for my two mile blast. With the addition of Beet It I felt amazing and even managed a sprint finish. Iâ€™m not one of the fastest in the running club but seem to have made tough old coach Colinâ€™s head turn.
Easter Sunday and itâ€™s the final 20 mile long run, only three weeks to the marathon and this run really matters. Had a Beet It flapjack for breakfast. Amazingly I got stronger and stronger as the run went on and spent the whole run trying to slow down to save energy for race day in London. I really feel a benefit from this having eaten lots of beetroot and had the juice in the past but the concentrated shots have made a difference.
So taper about to start now:
Monday â€“ running club 5/6 miles
Tuesday â€“ kettle bells
Wednesday â€“ running club track session
Thursday â€“ cycling
Friday â€“ body balance, meta fit
Saturday â€“ running club 6 miles hill session
Sunday â€“ 12 miles running.
Had a good couple of weeks tapering wondering what to do with all the spare time and now raring to go. Â Having a Beet It shot every morning in the run up to the event. My last long run was a 12 miler where I spent most of it trying to slow down so not a bad sign.
They do say the hardest part of a marathon is making it to the start injury free, so if thatâ€™s the case Iâ€™ll be fine! And with the power of nitrate theyâ€™ll be nothing stopping me. PB here we comeâ€¦