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For anything less than a 10 mi race, I use nothing. For a 10 mi race, I'll take 1 clif shot block and usually 1 container of coconut water. Coconut water is nature's "gatorade" if you will. It agrees with my system and it's easy to find a lightweight single serve drink at the health food store. In the race, I start to drink (just a small mouthful) when I feel my mouth start to dry out (usually around mi 3, but it's very dependent on the weather). And my goal is to be done the drink by mi 7. So I guess that usually averages out to 3 oz a mi. I'll take 1/2 of the clif shot at mi 6 (before I'm done with the coconut water). And then then other half usually at mi 8, when I really try to light my burners and finish strong.
Probably the biggest thing while learning to run for distance is to tinker with what you like to eat and your body tolerates during training. Then after a few races, start to train to acclimate your body to handle depletion (not extreme) but really, you should be able to go without replacements on a 7-8 mi training run. Today, it was very hot and humid for my 7 miler, so I took a bottle of water. If it was more temperate, I'd have taken nothing.
Note, I do always have a dollar or so tucked in my phone carrier, 'cause some days, you just need something, and no use chucking a run because you need a little water!
Racing takes more out of you. For instance, with that 10 mi sand run I did with my dentist, it ended up being a freakin' buffet for me...I was done my coconut water before mi 4, and thankfully people provided food, beer, etc. along the way, in addition to the plentiful water stops! Extreme conditions, poor conditioning on my part, and general excitement all led to this. And it's all OK! On my March 10 miler, it was textbook fueling like a wrote above. Running is life. Sometimes, it goes according to the script. Sometimes, not so much.
Anyway, today I crossed my goal for the year, which was: 1000K (621 mi). So now, I'm ready to sign up for next year's goal, which will be running 1000 mi. I simply have to run 25 mi in 48 weeks (that gives me 4 total weeks off -- but you know I'll run a little!)
It was very humid here yesterday but I did go out and do my three miles. I have been taking G2 out with me. I did do some running yesterday and what I have to work on is my breathing. It just knocks the crap right out of me when I run. Well, I did start out my running time of my walk/run on a hill without and shade so that didn't help either. I do my running in the morning and I'm not a breakfast eater. I know, I should be eating and I am going to start. I have to figure out what is going to be good for me for the Porncess race. Is there anything that ya'll find best to eat before running?
Gail I love my G2 now. I started trying it when you mentioned you liked it. Before morning runs I have a whole wheat bagel with FF cream cheese, and glass of OJ. Plus water of course. For runs after work, I always have to scarf down a Nature Valley Granola Bar, or a Cliff Bar before we head out. The later though is unusually heavy on my belly. I have to eat before I run, I can really tell a difference if I don't.
Running uphills in no shade/heat is crapola hard. Don't be so hard on yourself, you are doing great.
Oh, I don't eat before I run in the morning, unless it will be a late morning run. What I do though more frequently now is eat a little something before bed time. I'm one of those "dinner and done" types...never to think to snack before bed. But, I really think having a snack before bed gives me enough fuel in the morning to run well. If I eat in the morning before I go out there, my head will be in those big ol' trashcans along the boardwalk. And I have zero energy after I .....
No such snacking tonight though as I have to wait 'till tomorrow night to run.
I think it is absolutely brilliant that you are doing your hardest running now -- think how much easier it'll all feel in a month! You will get there.
Also, on the eating thing, on the masters running forum I read, folks who run in the morning -- about 1/2 eat before, and 1/2 after. Sooooo, while you know you "should" eat breakfast, there's nothing saying you can't wait 'till you are done your run to do so if that's an easier way to go. It's still the first meal of the day -- breakfast! Just make sure you do get it in before or after. It is necessary.
Thanks Roz & nono........I usually don't get out until 9 or 10 in the morning to run. I have found that I have to have the G2 when I run cause the water just doesn't keep me going.
nono....I keep forgeting to let you know how the socks were that I had gotten. They are really comfortable and I haven't had and blisters at all. They are called WrightSock (coolmesh) double layer.
Gail - I must eat before I run. I have a bottle of Powerade adn either a Snickers Marathon Bar or a Trio bar an hour before I run. Bagels or toast adn pB are common for many.
I was a slug thi weekend. In my defense, it rained ALL weekend unti labout 7 yesterday. I did mention to Scot taht we could do the TM, but he looked at me like I had kicked his puppy. We hate TMs too. If it weren't for teh fact that we did a tri instead of a 6-miler last weekend adn will do a half instead of a 6-miler next weekend, we would liekly have hit the TM. In this case, missing 1 LR shoudl eb fine, though.
I eat before longer distances, but it has to be at least an hour before. For the 1/2, I ate a bowl of oatmean and had a banana. It felt like hours before the race began, so I was good. It also meant that by the time I was swept at mile 7, I had not run out of energy.
This coming year, when I complete the whole thing, I will need to fuel during the race (I had plans...and had it in my pack - just didn't make it far enough to need it).
Thanks Carrie & LLL
Carrie how many races do you guys do in a year? I get tired just reading about all of the ones you have done and are planning on doing in the next few weeks.
I was suppose to do 32 mins. today and I did but only about 4 mins of it was running. It was 80 degrees at 10:00 this morning and still humid with some breeze that helped a little. But, I did go 2.03 miles in those 32 mins. so at least I'm finally getting done in the time limit.