Thursday, June 2, 2011

Racing on a Friday?

Who ever heard of such craziness?

Well apparently it happens every now and then! Tomorrow Ft. Bragg is celebrating the Army’s birthday by hosting a 10 mile run. This will be my first 10 mile race. I have always thought 10 miles would be a great race distance for me. Long enough but not too long….I’ll see how it goes.

Here is my pile for the morning!

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Not pictured is my Garmin, iPod (which technically isn’t allowed, undecided about what I will do about that), and Body Glide.

With the heat and humidity the race start is a starling 6:30 AM. I think it should be below 80 degrees and lets hope the humidity is below 80% as well!

I am carrying my Nathan Handheld tomorrow (it is chilling in the fridge with Cytomax in it) since I have been experimenting with hydration  and performance drinks like AMP and Cytomax. So far, unbelievably, I see a difference. I know, imagine that? The AMP (Amplified Endurance Booster) tastes like straight you-don’t-want-to-know. It is gross. Strangely though when I am mid workout and dying of thirst and heat it is bearable. It is the 30 min before exercise that kills me. But I am working with Cytomax as well and it tastes much better. After my 70.3 run bonk I am sold on performance drinks and their use and importance during extended periods of exercise. What took me so long? Duh….Seriously, I have no idea. I’m creeping out my GU Chomps box and seeing what else is out there! Do you regularly train with performance drinks? What do you like/dislike?

The AMP boasts some impressive results in clinical research:

  • Clinically Shown to Improve Finish Time by Nearly 5 Minutes.
  • Maximize Energy During High Intensity Exercise.
  • Loaded with Electrolytes, Carbohydrates, BCAA & Hydrolystates to Rapidly Replenish Glycogen Stores.

You can read more HERE….but like I said it tastes nasty. Other than that, when consumed as directed so far I have seen a difference.

Anyone else doing an Amy Birthday Run tomorrow? I think they are being held all over.

Sorry for the short post but I’m off to bed!

22 comments:

  1. I have a tri friend who swears by Perpetuum (Hammer Nutrition). Not sure exactly how it works, but could be a good option. http://www.hammernutrition.com/products/perpetuem.pp.html

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  2. Good luck on your first 10 mile race. Automatic PR! :) I'm running my first night race on Saturday... bad news is that it'll be hotter than a morning race, but humidity tends to be lower at night. My run this morning was in 90% humidity. Yuck!

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  4. Race on a Friday sounds interesting! Have fun!

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  5. Good Luck! I did that race last year when visiting my in-laws! Its great!

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  6. I don't normaly train with performance drinks but have been looking into it.

    Improve finish time by 5 min... hmm maybe it's worth the bad taste haha.

    Good luck on the 10 miler! I ran one in Gig Harbor last year that went over the Narrows Bridge and loved it. Wish I could do it again this year.

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  7. I love 10 miles. I've only done one 10 mile race though. Good luck tomorrow!!

    And keep us posted on the performance drinks. I am trying to figure out the best way to stay hydrated and not get sick when I run, so I'd love to hear how it works!

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  8. I really like nuun. Barefoot Angie Bee got me addicted to it.

    Good luck tomorrow!

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  9. Good luck with your new PR tomorrow!!

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  10. I agree, 10 miles is the perfect distance!

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  11. I'm not big on sports drinks - I generally stick to water and salt pills. Glad you are experimenting to find out what works best for you/

    Good luck at the 10-miler! It would definitely feel weird to me to race on a Friday.

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  12. I hope the humidity holds (held) off. I know in Houston 6:30 AM is usually the worst part of the day for humidity.

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  13. Good luck today! I am a fan of 10 mile races...same as you they are a good distance but not too far.

    I really don't like sports drinks and am having a hard time with my stomach with many things. I am interested though in trying cytomax....hmmmm

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  14. Good luck, well I'm sure you are done by now. I need to try cytomax...

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  15. I hope it went well :) Can I ask why the ipod isn't allowed? That seems strange to me...

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  16. Good luck! I hope you had a great race!

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  17. Hope the race went well! Can't wait to read all about it!!!

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  18. Hope you had a great race this morning!! Can't wait to hear about it!!

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  19. Hope the 10-miler went great! I was going to do it, but couldn't figure an easy way to be at Bragg by 6 a.m. from Raleigh. Maybe next year!

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  20. Mid week races are great! I just did one on Wednesday. I like Nuun for most of my training, but often need something with more calories - which is when I use Cytomax. Good luck today!

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