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3/21/11 5:28 P

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Well, I tried a slightly different routine today...two slices wonderful whole grain bread with peanut butter and a little of my chocolate protein schmear which is a combo of dates, choc protein powder and almond butter...it was a good fuel for the run and I was extra careful to get my hydration as I went and the gut did well too...9 miles then walked 1.25 for cool down while I ate some dried pineapple bites.....lunch was a great 15bean soup with hamburger and whole wheat pasta...only problem is that I feel like I am totally wiped...think I need to tweak this a bit...my protein oatmeal seems to give my legs more lasting power but the gut can be a bit testy on a 9 miler...At least I haven't started the carb crazies...that's something! LOL

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3/21/11 1:05 P

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I've decided that no sugar added peanut butter is a super food :) I'll put a tablespoon in my oatmeal or before my race last Sat I had half a banana with peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread.

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3/20/11 11:18 A

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Another oatmeal girl right here. I make it with blueberries :)
And I also LOVE a glass of skim chocolate milk afterward.
I think it's all about finding what works for you and what sits in your stomach well. Good luck!

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3/11/11 1:41 P

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Hmmmm..it appears oatmeal is the norm for us! I eat oatmeal with a little berries (frozen then defrosted) and almonds and usually one scrambled egg. It seems like a lot and if I am not as hungry I will eliminate the egg. But it's only 70 calories and provides some good protein. This breakfast holds me VERY well!
As far as calorie burn...and putting calories back in, I always go with putting half the burned calories back in my body if I am trying to lose. If not then I put most of them back in. As Donna said, I get pretty darn hungry if I don't. If you don't eat enough then you will be tired and your body will actually stop losing weight and go into starvation mode.
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3/9/11 3:09 P

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Great advice from Coach Nancy...my run breakfast is oatmeal with a scoop of soy protein powder, skim milk and a tablespoon of dried cheries...I found that I don't run well for any distance without something and this is a good combo for me. As far as the question about replacing calories....when we exercise we get not only the burn related to the exercise itself but increased matabolism and afterburn....as Nancy said we also have needs after a long run for restoration. Personally I found that if I don't do that, I can be ravenous for days! Of course there is also that important "don't cut the calories too low" consideration too so if we're burning a lot of cals consistently we don't necessarily do ourselves any favors by cutting to much. Just my thoughts.

Every day there is a life fight, and every day we respond to that fight. We may not win each battle, but we will win, with great effort, enriched character and gained wisdom, the great battle that constantly challenges us in our daily lives. - Unknown www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aJtO0VCqw


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3/7/11 6:18 P

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JodyMarie,

I eat what I normally eat before a run--oatmeal, with a banana and a TBSP of walnuts with 4 ounces of Cheribundi juice. I think it is very important to eat something so that your blood sugar levels are better stabilized so that you do not have to dip into your glycogen stores too early. This may mean you have to get up a tad early on race day morning.

If your runs are under 500 calories you do not necessarily have to eat all the calories, HOWEVER, it is very important to restore your glycogen stores with a little carbohydrate snack and some protein (to repair muscle damage) shortly afterward...something as simple as a glass of low-fat chocolate milk.

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3/7/11 5:32 P

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Just wondering what some of you eat/drink BEFORE a race if it is early (ex. 7 am or earlier) since it would be to "early" to eat. For reasons like you are not hungry or whatever reason you may have for not eating that early???? What do YOU end up eating/drinking?

As well as what is your opinion/thoughts on protein shake before an early morning run? Would it do good since you wont be eating? Would it help anything?

ONE MORE...what good is it to eat the calories you burn for running? I have a hard time with the idea of burning say 400 calories for running and then having to eat more because of that. What good does that do? It cancels everything out so you worked hard for nothing?


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