Monday, October 18, 2010

Harvest Cross Training

A twenty mile run requires serious cross training to aid recovery. Yesterday's cross training: participating in a pumpkin cook-off.

1. Prepare a pumpkin dish - just one rep.
I made a pumpkin gruyere soup with orange and lemon, served inside a hollowed out pumpkin.

2. At party, sample all pumpkin dishes- repeat as needed to achieve maximum fullness.
Tip: focus on the pasta dishes to restore glycogen levels.

3. Roast leftover seeds for snacking. It will help Monday pass more quickly until it's time to go run again.


  1. All I can say is YUM! A pumpkin dish...I have many. I may have to do a whole weekend of pumpkin cooking now.

  2. It was YUM! A weekend of pumpkin cooking? I like the way you think, Nicki. That sounds great.