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11/15/10 5:29 A

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There are many on the market, so find what works best for you. The training runs are the best time to experiment with them. You do not want to get to your race and find something you are using does not agree with you.

I have tried many and GUs work for me. Even with that, I can only stomach one flavor.

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11/14/10 7:12 P

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I looked up the hammer products and I'm going to order it. Thanks!

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11/14/10 6:36 P

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You guys are talking long runs and I am still doing my 3.7 mile walk/run. I did it today in 40 min-I used to do this run in my 30's and 40's in 23 -I don't even take water but it was 39 degrees. min emoticon

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11/14/10 5:30 P

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I am going to look up that Hammer product.

Does anyone use JELLY BELLYs? A friend said they work pretty good for long runs also.

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11/14/10 4:55 P

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For long runs I use supplements/fuels that are designed for endurance performance. My personal favorites are the Hammer products, but there are other lines on the market that are good, too. I did an 18 mile run this morning, and had 2 GUs, 1/2 Hammer Nutrition Bar, 2 Endurolytes (electrolytes), and sipped on Perpetuem.

The energy drinks you described are not made to sustain you for exercise purposes. They are made to provide a caffeine hit.

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11/14/10 4:32 P

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Does anyone use energy drinks for their long runs? I tried an Amp energy drink this morning for my 9 mile run but I found it hyped me up too early in my run. I ran the first 3 miles too quickly and the last 3 miles were difficult to finish.
How do you keep your energy up for long runs?

Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.

*Half Marathon- Jan. 8, 2011- 2hr. 37 min. 48 sec
*Rock and Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon Feb. 2011- 2hrs. 28 min. 47 sec.
Tunnel Run 5K- April 9, 2011- 30:47
Crescent City Classic 10K- Apirl 23, 2011 -1 hr. 4 min. 25 sec.


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