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4/25/11 4:38 P

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Thanks for all the advice. Didn't make it out for split runs this weekend, but hope to tomorrow night. I know the combined distance just want to make sure I'm using the time between them correctly. I'll let you know how it goes - I'm getting pretty excited. :)

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4/24/11 9:17 A

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Ditto what GLADGAD said. Also, if you can bring a foam roller or The Stick with you, it will help your legs stay nice and loose between your runs.

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4/22/11 3:38 P

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Judging by the couple of relay races I have done where I have run multiple legs, I find that an hour is really not a whole lot of time to digest anything heavy. I wouldn't have more than a gel (if that's what works for you), or a banana. Make sure to drink enough to stay hydrated and then use the bathroom if you can about 15 minutes before your second run. If it's a warm day, take some electrolytes - you can take tablets or as a sports drink.

It helps if you practice this a week or so before the race to get an inkling about how you will feel doing two 2 mile runs an hour apart. You don't need to make both practice runs 2 miles - you can do 1 mile each. As another poster said, you may be surprised by how well you feel on that second run.

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4/21/11 5:41 P

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I have never done this type of running but it seems to me that simple carbs after your first run would be a good thing. A banana or something in that nature. Of course pick a food that you know will not upset your belly for you next run.

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4/21/11 5:07 P

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I would suggest staying hydrated and doing some light walking during that hour. How many miles is the biking part of it? Just make sure you have time to use the restroom if you need to. An hour is a nice recovery time - you'll probably still be in race mode and may be surprised at how ready you'll be!

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4/21/11 4:58 P

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BF and I are doing a relay duathalon on May 1 and I have a question for anyone who's ever done one before, specifically as a relay. I figure I'll have about an hour between my two runs (2 miles each) which I'm not sure how to approach. On one hand, it's long enough to catch my breath and feel back to normal, but I'm afraid it's not long enough to fully recover.

Anyone have suggestions on how to use the time wisely between runs? Should I eat something or not? Never used gels or anything like that because usually I don't run far enough, but figuring with the aggressive pace goal I have and needing to recover enough to turn around and do it again, maybe I should try something? I know I need to experiment over the next week and a half, not try something new the day of the race, but I'm not sure where to start. He's a very experienced (and fast) cyclist, and I'm still relatively new to running. I don't want to do something stupid, totally crash, and have him basically carrying us.

Thanks!

Anne

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