|Posted: 10/7/2012 7:32:21 AM|Good morning girls. I'm taking a rest day today. Did anyone do a race this weekend? I wanted to ask you girls if you ever took anything before a workout,run etc to give you more energy. I found this ladies blog and she uses gnc products. She uses the genetix HD line. I tried a sample of the pro-sculpt 30 minutes before my workout. I did my weights, elliptical, and did 20 minute intervals on the treadmill. On the treadmill is where I noticed it. Just wondering what you gals thought.
Here is her blog. She works for gnc.
The Banana Under the Couch Pea
Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow...
|Posted: 10/7/2012 9:21:38 AM|Morning TaurusGirl!
It chilly here last night, so I did a 4 mile walk/run combo on my treadmill. I was a little bummed because my shuffle doesn't have the C25K app on it. So, I decided to just do a 5 minute walk as a warm up and then just run as much as I could. I was really surprised!
I continued to get hung up on week 6 of C25K. I don't know why... I just never could make it through the w6d3 run. Last night... I killed it! It was kinda nice not having anyone in my ear telling me what to do.
Today will probably be a rest day for me. We're doing dinner with friends and I have to be up super early tomorrow for work. I may sneak in a walk when we get home though.
I've never taken anything for energy before or after my runs. I'm not running at the same level you are though. TFS the blog!
|Posted: 10/7/2012 2:00:53 PM|
Good morning! I did 16 minutes on the elliptical while waiting for yoga to start and then took a one hour yoga class. It felt great to stretch. My legs are so tight. I don't usually take anything before a run or workout. Sometimes before a long run I will take a caffeine pill if I have to be up really early. For runs over 10 miles I take a chocolate outrage gu. It tastes like chocolate frosting. I feel like it helps give me a little boost.
I'm tracking lilbug(Katie) in her marathon. She just passed mile 23! Run Katie Run! Good luck to everyone else who raced today. Come let us know how it went.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Enjoying the spring in Ohio
|Posted: 10/7/2012 2:10:19 PM|Anxious to hear about Lilibug's run too!
I went camping this weekend and wasn't sure if I would have the motivation to run when I got home but I already had my running clothes on so I went for it. So glad I did! I had a great run. When I started running/walking in January I was averaging a 14:00 mile. I am now running about 10:30. So proud of myself!
My half is 2 weeks from today. It's going to be hard to taper- I'm feeling like I'm doing so great. But it's all about keeping it strong, right?
Having this thread everyday really keeps me motivated. Thanks to everyone who participates.
ETA: I have used several types of energy products. The gu stuff works for me, but I really have to struggle actually swallowing it. It's very thick - I have to chase it with lots of water. I found a newer product called Sheetz. They are dissovable strips that you place on your tongue. they kind of melt away. Most of the time they get stuck on the roof of my mouth and I have to work it off with my tongue. The box says they are equal to one serving of caffeine- like the amount you would find in a cup of coffee. I don't feel like I need to have anything for my 3-4 mile runs, but anything more than that I could use that boost. I will def. use something for my half. There is a gu station at the halfway point. I will start the race with one and then use another one at that point.
It's good to use these products when you have a shorter run close to home in case you have some kind of reaction.
Loc: The Land of Steady Habits
|Posted: 10/7/2012 2:13:00 PM|
Glad to hear about Katie! She's almost there! (Not that I'd yell that at anyone running a marathon unless the finish line was in sight!)
I ran 12 miles today. I occasionally take a ZipFizz before a run. It has caffeine and b vitamins. I also alternate caffeinated gels with regular ones and take one about every 45 minutes on runs longer than ten miles. Today I tried Honey Stinger pink lemonade chews-yum!
Loc: southwestern ontario
|Posted: 10/7/2012 3:08:55 PM|
I walked 12km this morning and did the 30 day Shred twice..I am earning our Thanksgiving dinner!
Loc: Central Texas
|Posted: 10/7/2012 4:06:02 PM|
After recently finishing the C25K program, today I ran my first 5K. I am so proud of myself! I never planned to run one, but the day I did my first 20 minute run, I was so excited that I signed up for this fundraiser after a friend posted it on Facebook.
I eat a banana and a dark chocolate calcium supplement before I run.
Not so clever.
|Posted: 10/7/2012 4:19:34 PM|
Today I volunteered at the Chicago Marathon! It was an amazing experience and I loved every minute of it (it could have been a bit warmer although the temp was great for the runners).
I was so inspired that I decided I will be there next year either as a volunteer or perhaps a runner. I'm hoping for the later!
Loc: at the house, with the dogs
|Posted: 10/7/2012 4:24:43 PM|
Just in a bit ago from the Tyler Rose half marathon. Had a wonderful time. Ran well with at 2:05:36. Legs felt great until around mile 10. But I always try to remember that the last few miles of a race shouldn't necessarily feel easy if I'm pushing myself. Final results aren't up yet, but I believe I took 5th overall in my age group Sometimes it's good to be a bit older
Tried to insert an image above....never really know how to do that. Edited to remove "x" box that did not show any image.
That's me on the far right if you scroll _---->>>>
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/7/2012 4:50:51 PM|Today is typically my run-the-bleachers day, but the high school stadium was locked up.
So I just ran an easy 3 miles. Sundays are my off days anyway.
I don't do any energy supplements or anything either before or after my long runs. I don't even use gels or Gu on extremely long runs. I just make sure I'm adequately hydrated.
Loc: at the house, with the dogs
|Posted: 10/7/2012 7:15:30 PM|Still checking for a race report from Katie. Could be she's out like a light for the day---wouldn't be surprised.
But I have something to add from my own race. A local reporter interviewed me and my friends after the race. A few snippets of what I said ended up in the interview. Let me see if I can post a link. It's only about 1.5 minutes in length total but you can see me and hear me talk....and I'm glad to see I don't sound like a complete idiot
Tyler 5 pm news story about Tyler Rose Marathon
Loc: Houston, TX
|Posted: 10/7/2012 7:30:58 PM|
Congrats to all those who ran or raced this weekend!!
I got a 10 mile run in this morning. A very chilly start (for South TX) in the mid 50's with wind 10-20 mph. Felt good until about mile 8.5 and then my legs just started feeling like goo. I didn't run much last week due to being out of town and post Triathlon, so that may have had something to do with it.
I leave tomorrow to go to the Big Island of Hawaii for vacation. We are volunteering at the Ironman World Championships next Saturday so that should be blast. Got my running shoes and my bike along for the trip, so there is no excuse why I can't be training on vacation. Afterall, my half ironman is only 4 week away!!
Pea'in in the SUNSHINE
|Posted: 10/7/2012 7:36:34 PM|I'm here!!!
5:08:36 was my official time! It was amazing, amazing, amazing, and tough! Felt soooooooo good until about mile 18 when i started feeling the burn, & The mile 20 "wall" is no joke!!!! Having my hubby and kids moving around on the course at that point really helped!!!!
I'm still floating on the post race cloud. For about 5 min I was in a snit that I didn't make my under 5 hours goal, and then I realized how absurd that was. I ran a MARATHON!
I cannot believe that you ladies were tracking me. I it!!!!!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/7/2012 7:41:15 PM|
Well, this morning was the half that I considered pulling out of so many times. After the 18 km I did last Sunday I truly thought the best I could do would be about 2:18 which is just a few seconds slower than last year for the same race. Thus week I only ran once - a 45 minute run on Wednesday. On Friday night and last night I slept badly so I was physically tired before the run even started. DH was golfing and I was not going to ask my two teens to get out of bed at 6:00 on a Sunday morning to sit in a stadium for 2 hours waiting for me so I went by myself.
Ended up seeing one of my long ago running partners there and a girl from my work who I didn't even know was a runner. The day was supposwd to not be great, it was windy and drizzling and 12 degrees when I left the house. I didn't put on any sun screen and I nearly didn't take my sunglasses.
Well the rain stopped on my hour drive to the run and then it just kept getting clearer and the sun came out and it was a beautiful fall day - trees changing colour, crisp but not too stiff breeze. When I found the 2:15 pace bunny it was the same one I had started with, but not finished with last year. I remembered that I lost him on the half way point turnaround hill, ling and pretty steep. That hill is why this summer I did hill training. So today I started with him and surprise surprise, I finished ahead of him 2:12:11. I almost cried when I checked my watch after I got my medal...so happy to beat the goal I thought was gone a long time ago. Now I'm going to take some time off, go back to onysio and see if I can get this heel issue fixed. For thr past month, I've bern taping, icing, bought gel heel inserts but it still hurt even before I started today so now's the time to try it get it healed for good.