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3/17/11 2:41 P

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i think i ordered them online.. I"ll have to dig up the reciept. :)

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3/17/11 12:47 P

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Where did you get the waffles? Someplace local? The kool-aid is a great idea, I could even use Al's raspberry ice tea mix.

And I agree on the chocolate.

~Julie~


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~5K-Chris Thater Memorial 5K (8/26/12): 24:45
~8K-Turkey Trot (11/25/10): 41:40
~10K-January Freeze #3/4 (1/22/11): 52:57
~15K-Utica Boilermaker (7/8/12): 1:19:07
~HM-Greater Binghamton Bridge Run (5/15/11): 1:51:06


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LADYGWEN25's Photo LADYGWEN25 SparkPoints: (84,757)
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3/17/11 9:36 A

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julie.. I'd done something as simple as make Koolaid with sugar and added Salt to it... it's prety much the same effect.. I've had the honey stinger waffles.. they ARE good. :)

I'd rather have the more natural foods..I will use powerbars as needed...especially on a running and swimming day.. It's more condensed nutrition in a smaller package.. But nothing with a chocolate coating.. it gets messy.

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3/17/11 7:30 A

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I've told you my thoughts on this...I'm with Don, I'd much rather have dried fruit or something similar to get me through a long run. I will say though, the Honey Stinger stuff looks very intriguing. I don't know about the gels, but the waffles and chews might be a good option for me. I'll have to look into it more.

I do need to find some sort of electrolyte drink (Gatorade, etc) that I can stomach. Or find a decent recipe to make my own.

~Julie~


It's not uncommon to go to bed thinking, "Darn, I should have run today." It's not common to go to bed thinking, "I shouldn't have run today."
-Scott Douglas

Running PRs
~5K-Chris Thater Memorial 5K (8/26/12): 24:45
~8K-Turkey Trot (11/25/10): 41:40
~10K-January Freeze #3/4 (1/22/11): 52:57
~15K-Utica Boilermaker (7/8/12): 1:19:07
~HM-Greater Binghamton Bridge Run (5/15/11): 1:51:06


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3/16/11 10:19 P

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Don.. imay give you a run for your money in the sweat dept... On my Freeze races.. I can easily sweat through to the 4th layer... it was gross... I know i need to start getting light color clothes in the hopes that the salt ring doesn't show as much. :) Eh.. I just chalk it up to if i'm sweating good enough.. than my body is doing it's job. It's when i STOP sweating i know i'm in trouble.

Gwen

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3/16/11 10:04 P

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I know we each need to experiment with what works for ourselves, but I don't know if ANYONE could sweat more than ME, lol...never had a lyte problem that I was aware of.

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3/16/11 8:19 P

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seei like the endurolytes idea as i'm a heavy sweater... and i even spike my gatorade with a little extra salt at times for longer runs... But i hear you on some of the other stuff.. I like to take PB&J and granola bars.with me.

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3/16/11 2:57 P

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I know lots of folks swear by these products and I've sampled some on the MS ride (175 miles) last Sept. My take? I think there's too much processing and too much sweet to most of these products for me to feel comfortable. They're also pricey.

On occasion when I'm on a long bike ride in high heat to avoid bonking (headachey, yucky feeling when your carb levels run too low) I just go the simple route: a full sugar cola.

Otherwise? I just drink as much water as possible and have an apple or two ready when I'm done. Sometime peanuts too. Keeping it simple is important to me as is avoiding *sweet* and processed too!

Don

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3/16/11 2:30 P

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OK.. one of my sorority sisters is an avid duatholon and biker.. for 10+ years. In fact she's done many 50 mile and 100 mile "death marches" as she calls her rides.. SHe's conned me into joining her friends for the lottery the Hood Coast to Coast ... and doing a Century ride ( 100 miles) with her this fall... I asked her about nutrition given my recent issues.. this was her response and i t hought i'd share it with you all:

I really like Hammer products - Heed is an electrolyte replacement drink - we have it in powder form and use it for long rides in the water bottle. Depending on how long the ride is and if there are rest stops with food, we may take some Perpetuem - they have it in solids now (haven't tried it) but it comes in powder and depending on how long you will need it and your weight it tells you how many scoops to put in the water bottle and you take a pull every 15 mins to get enough food in you. You can also mix it into a gel like a Gu gel. Hammer also sells gels. I love their Endurolytes - and take them with me on every long ride. They prevent cramping. They also sell it in powder form and you can put it in your water bottle (mixed with something because it is very salty) One thing I really like about Hammer is they are a small company but alot of endurance athletes use them. You can also call them and speak to a nutritionist and they will tell you what you need based on what you do so you don't have to guess at what a product is - they know it. Also if you are going to use the products and like them, you can go on autoship (we are) and they give you a discount.
Other than Hammer, I like, sport legs (same function as endurolytes for cramping), Cliff Shot blocks (bite the bottom off and stick it to the top tube of your bike - it will stay there for ever and you don't have to fumble around for them when riding) Honey Stinger Energy Chews (kids LOVE these) and Honey Stinger Waffles (YUMMY)
After a ride I like either regular Cliff Bars or Cliff Protien bars - the chocolate mint are awesome.

On the bike I usually carry 2 water bottles, one regular water and one heed with Endurolyte powder mixed in. I will also have Endurolyte pills (or sport legs), cliff blocks (or honey stinger chews) and honey stinger waffles with me.
On a run I usually carry 1 water bottle of heed with Endurolytes and cliff shots or Honey stinger chews.
I personally am not a fan of gels but my husband is and will always have some on him.
Post ride/run I have a water bottle in the car with some cliff bars.
My husband likes the Hammer bars, I haven't tried them yet. We get 3 cases shipped to the house every other month and the last time they came the dogs got loose while we were at work and ate most of them (OOPS - now maybe he'll put is stuff away).
Those are my Faves -

www.hammernutrition.com/

www.shop.honeystinger.com/

Edited by: LADYGWEN25 at: 3/16/2011 (14:31)
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