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!
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!