Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Before we left for Monterey on Saturday morning, I had to bake some cookies. Usually eating a bunch of cookies the day before a marathon probably isn’t the best course of action, but that’s kind of what ended up happening.

They were pretty nice to have when we ended up being a little late to our dinner reservation because our previously booked hotel moved us elsewhere, then sent us to the wrong hotel (all the way across town).

They were also quite delightful at 2:45 AM on Sunday morning…pre-race fueling at its finest. But they’re full of oats and bananas, so that definitely means they’re not the worst thing one could eat before running 26.2 miles. They’re light and fluffy and taste just like banana bread!

Speaking of 26.2 miles, I just signed up for my eighth marathon:

The day after Big Sur, my good friend Alyssa reminded me that it’s pretty much a scientific fact that a marathon on that course is about 20 minutes slower on any other course. Meaning I could possibly run 3:29 (which would be a 3 minute PR). December 2, I plan to do just that in Sacremento! I have run CIM once before, in 2007, and dropped my PR from 4:14 to 3:47, so I know it’s a great PR course.

The next few months I’m going to focus on building a really good base, hopefully running some fast shorter races, and staying injury free so I can train harder than I’ve ever trained before for this race.

(adapted from Allrecipes

4 Responses to “Banana Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. 1 Ketty May 3, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Yay for the 8th marathon 🙂 Do you mind sharing your training plan? I am also running a marathon in October and would love to hear about your plan. Look forward to reading about your training.

  2. 2 Cate May 3, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I will most likely use a 12-week program from Pete Pfitzinger’s book Advanced Marathoning. When I trained for the San Francisco Marathon a couple years ago I used the one that had a peak week of 55 miles and I had a really great race. I’m tempted to try the one that peaks at 70 miles if I can build a strong base and stay injury free over the summer.

    I HIGHLY recommend that book!

  3. 4 Kate May 4, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I haven’t baked in AGES!

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