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post #11746 of 12979
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Originally Posted by hirschlederne View Post

Wanted to ask what are you drinking when you're running? I'm a fan of Hammer HEED.

Mostly beer. tongue.gif

I don't do much long distance so really N/A for me. Fantastic fall weather in SaMo today, did my usual 3.5.

I think my overall strength and cardio is really getting pretty good. Still working on heart rate and breathing techniques and have been experimenting with slowing down my heart rate and breath holding … I can do 2+ minutes underwater pretty easily now (not while running obviously!).
post #11747 of 12979
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Originally Posted by hirschlederne View Post

Wanted to ask what are you drinking when you're running? I'm a fan of Hammer HEED.

I tend to use solid food and water during long runs. Ultras get soda and a homemade protein/carb mix.
post #11748 of 12979

Water mostly up to maybe 15 miles unless it is really hot or steep trails.  I can't do HEED as the mild sweetness is bothering.  I am a fan of Gatorade Endurance blend and it is sort of bitter but tastes good when you really need some energy.  I am use Clif Bloks, solid foods, or gels depending on how long I am running for.

post #11749 of 12979
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


Mostly beer. tongue.gif

I don't do much long distance so really N/A for me. Fantastic fall weather in SaMo today, did my usual 3.5.

I think my overall strength and cardio is really getting pretty good. Still working on heart rate and breathing techniques and have been experimenting with slowing down my heart rate and breath holding … I can do 2+ minutes underwater pretty easily now (not while running obviously!).


swimming is a more or less hypoxic exercise (depending on your breathing pattern, pace, etc). i've found that it whips the shit out of my cardio capacity but i have a hard time getting deep into both swimming and running routines at the same time. tends to be one or the other...

post #11750 of 12979
Haven't checked in for a bit. Been struggling with fatigue the last couple months. Still getting in decent miles just... Slow.

Yesterday I ran a strong 9 miles and felt better than I have in a long time. Hopefully this is a sign that things are returning to normal.
post #11751 of 12979
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

How'd it go?

I had a great 9 mile run here in Detroit on Thursday afternoon then a final 4 mile shake out run through Alexandria, VA on Saturday morning - there was perfect weather for both. Then Sunday morning and the marathon rolled around... and the clouds rolled in. It rained pretty steadily for the first 12 miles or so, quite hard at some points. My feet were absolutely soaked within the first couple of miles. I had thought about putting an extra pair of socks in my Spi Belt just in case but I hate stopping to change mid-race. The one saving grace though was that it didn't really start raining until just a few minutes before the start so at least I wasn't standing around in the staging area in the rain for an hour beforehand.

Besides the wetness, my feet were the only part of me that got tired during this marathon and while I didn't set a PR I never felt so good at the end of a marathon. No chaffing, no blisters, no muscle soreness. Just tired feet - I think the Newtons I had packed to run had reached the end of their useful life. A few miles after the rain stopped for good, the sun started to poke through clouds so the final 9 or 10 miles were pretty pleasant. I followed no actual training plan this year and my weekly mileage was probably a third of what it has been the past few years. And even though I was signed up to run since the lottery was held back in the spring, I wasn't sure I was really going to do it this time around... I just didn't have the motivation. I never even bothered to make hotel or flight arrangements until the start of last week. But in the end, I'm glad I did it. The MCM is always my favorite.

For how bad the weather was, I was pleasantly surprised with how big the crowds were. It was absolutely packed with spectators from start to finish (except for the stretch around miles 20 - 22 that are along a bridge on a section of I-395 were there are never many spectators). This might have been the most spectators I've seen along the route I've seen in any of the 5 times I've run it.

This isn't my picture, but it was my favorite scene I saw along the route.


Forgot to add my time: 3:50:07
Edited by Michigan Planner - 10/27/15 at 11:28am
post #11752 of 12979

Excellent!

In other news, my calf seems to be okay after a week. I'm no longer limping, so I'll try running this afternoon.

post #11753 of 12979
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Water mostly up to maybe 15 miles unless it is really hot or steep trails.

Water alone doesn't do anything for me.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

I can't do HEED as the mild sweetness is bothering.  I am a fan of Gatorade Endurance blend and it is sort of bitter but tastes good when you really need some energy.  I am use Clif Bloks, solid foods, or gels depending on how long I am running for.

HEED doesn't have Glucose or Fructose in it but Gatorade does.

Oh, and I ran the same 1870 m. Again. smile.gif
post #11754 of 12979
7 miles in 62 minutes. The weather is definitely cooling down! Temps were in the upper 40s by the time I finished.
post #11755 of 12979
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Originally Posted by hirschlederne View Post


Water alone doesn't do anything for me.
HEED doesn't have Glucose or Fructose in it but Gatorade does.

Oh, and I ran the same 1870 m. Again. smile.gif

 

 

There's a reason why Heed doesn't have glucose or fructose... Not that I agree with their reasoning completely.

 

That being said, I don't like the taste of Heed (or other Hammer products).

 

My wife and I make our own energy drink/gel out of maltodextrin, fructose, flavored protein powder and salt. The recipe is originally from Arnie Baker, who was Floyd Landis' coach (yeah, he's a doper, but his coach still had some good ideas).

I've done a 100km run largely fueled by the stuff (supplemented by some real food and other drinks), and my wife has done multiple events, up to and including Race Across America, fueled by the stuff for multiple days at a time.

post #11756 of 12979
Isn't Gatorade full of HFCS? Idk because I never drink it, but it recalls a funny recent memory. One of my friend's kids who is insanely health conscious for all of 6 years old saw her younger sister ( 4 y.o.) drinking a Gatorade (might have been Powerade but whatever) given to her by a neighbor. We were at the park playing tennis and the elder girl starts screaming like bloody murder… as if her sister had just raised a jug of muriatic acid to her lips … "Noooooooooooooooo! Don't drink that … it's SO BAD FOR YOU!!!"

I turned to my friend … "Your kids are awesome." happy.gif


So for relevance I did my usual route of about 3.5, but very fast. I really know my pace so the last 1/2 mile I was at about 3/4 sprint and was completely gassed at the end. Heart rate peaked and returned close to stable after a minute or two… feels good.
post #11757 of 12979
4.6 miles.

Congrats MP. Good run and race.

I'll use water up to 15 miles and a couple gels or pack of stinger chews. Otherwise I like Vitargo for races and longer training runs. A bit costly but great stuff and no GI issues. Everyone has what works for them.
post #11758 of 12979
I'm wondering how many of you have started (or have been using) some kind of monitor? For distance, heart rate, pace, whatever? I'm not at all familiar with them.
post #11759 of 12979
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I'm wondering how many of you have started (or have been using) some kind of monitor? For distance, heart rate, pace, whatever? I'm not at all familiar with them.

 

 

 

I run wearing a Garmin 920XT.

 

My general thought is that heart rate is a worthless measure of output. And since there's no way to measure power while running yet, I just go by pace. I've used the Jack Daniel's approach to determining training paces (VDOT) for several years now and find it to be quite effective. Basically you run a test run every couple of months (most people use a mile or 5K for determining these things).

 

My pace chart looks like this (based on my marathon PR from earlier this year):

 

post #11760 of 12979

Y U NO LIKE HR, Fueco?

 

In other news, I did run (briefly) this afternoon. Calf has not healed. I'll give it a couple of weeks before trying again.

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