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I woke up at 4 this morning.<br><br>
Barbell overhead presses, lightly weighted pull ups, weighted dips today -- 5x5. No squatting or deadlifting this week, need to let my legs get pretty well rested for a 5 mile race on Sunday.
 

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Morning, <b>Scratch</b>! Did you get up that early in order to work out, or did you work out because you woke up that early? Either way, it's impressive. I woke up at 5:30, and rolled over to go back to sleep for 20 more minutes before the alarm went off...<br><br>
I feel a little beat up this morning from last night's run. I did 9.4 miles at an average 8:23 pace, including 3 miles around 7:50. I think I need to slow down a little. I'll just do a couple <b>very slow</b> miles tonight. Sometimes I find it hard to reign myself in enough. But if I still feel like this later, I think it might be easy to do that today...<br><br>
Have a great day, everyone...
 

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I just woke up and couldn't roll back over into sleep. Usually get up around 5:15. But getting up early, I had 2 cups of coffee instead of just 1 going into the training stuff.
 

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I suppose I'll get in 1-2 miles tonight before rehearsal...but I don't know.
 

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Morning Gang -<br><br><b>Scratch</b> - I love getting up that early and getting a workout in!<br><br>
Taking an off day from running today and will do some easy cardio instead. Did something weird to my right quad while I was lifting yesterday. Hopefully resting a bit today will help.<br><br><b>Gu/gel question</b>: Do people use them for half marathons? (It currently takes me 1:55:00 to finish). I have never used them before, and have sort of a sensitive stomach. I have a 13 mile long run this weekend and was thinking I would try gu or gel or something, just to test it out in case I should be using it at my HM (April 19th). Thanks!
 

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You crazy early risers, you. I simply cannot fathom...<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Got in my 3 last night - really easy, a lot of sidewalks were either puddles or crunchy puddley snow. No more falling for Noni!<br><br>
No run tonight or tomorrow - have to go play darts at a bar tonight, then do a coworker gathering tomorrow. I can still get 4 days of running this week though, so I'm satisfied.<br><br><b>RFTL</b> - I've bought the gels, haven't ever tried them. Sorry! Hope your quad feels better<br><br><b>Maria</b> - I don't recall an update on your hammy - how's that doing?<br><br>
Good runs to all today!
 

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4 easy miles on the schedule today.<br><br><b>QOD</b> - Most people will say you don't need them for a half. I usually carry one and sometimes take it around mile 10 if I feel like I need an extra push - probably getting it from the caffeine.
 

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Good morning!<br><br>
Wow, early birds! Impressive!<br><br><b>RFTL</b> I have used them in half marathons.Definitely a good idea to try it out before the actual event! That is based on my own experience<br>
I have a hard time reigning myself in, too, <b>Bob.</b> I guess I'm just competitive with myself.<br>
Yay for no falling <b>Noni!</b><br>
I'm hoping to get to the gym tonight for a few miles on the TM and some upper body work.<br>
Have a great day!
 

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5 miles on the treadmill. I just refuse to go outside and be surprised by a severely icy running path plus any non-linear movements of my left foot aggravate my toe, so that's my excuse.
 

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Off day today. I am walking to my hair cut and then I'll walk some more to the bus stop, but other than that, it's a no-go day for me.<br><br>
I already need a nap.
 

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Good Morning Everyone!!<br><br><b>RFTL</b>: I'm still figuring out gels/shot bloks and what works for me. If I do a long run of 20 or so, I'll take one, anything shorter-nothing. But, I really didn't eat nearly enough during my marathon. I guess I was running at such a higher HR compared to normal training runs, I was flying through glycogen. Big lesson learned there. I like stuff with extra sodium for down here simply because we sweat so much.<br><br>
For a half, I did take a gel in Miami--first time I tried that in a half. Two reasons were behind that. Caffeine, the people I stayed with the night before weren't big coffee drinkers and I only had a sip that morning. Practice for Boson, just to work on not loosing time while eating at a faster pace.<br><br>
I can't imagine needing the "sugar" for just a half, but we are all different and only experience will tell you what works best for you. Everyone burns fat/glycogen at different rates and gets different effects from caffeine.<br><br>
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Running wise today, something indoors--record heat again today here. Cool front tomorrow, so that is going to be really awesome.<br><br>
Have great runs today, everyone!
 

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<b>Prae</b>: I'm going to be in Pitt (well, Latrobe, acutally) on 03/11-3/12. I fly in Monday afternoon (3/11). Want to meet for a run? I'll have a car so I can go where ever.<br><br>
Aerobics this moring. Didn't plan on but woke up early. I, too, like getting the exercise done in the morning. I don't always do it but enjoy it nonetheless.
 

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no run today.<br><br><b>RFTL</b>- I use them for any run of about 9 miles or longer, because I'm so slow. But I can't handle the gu/gels, so I use sport beans.
 

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<b>QOD:</b> I have never used them on a half, but I think I will take one during my next half. I don't typically train with anything; mostly because I am lazy.
 

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I haven't used them in HMs since I really started to train honestly. When I first started running and was doing HMs on a max 10 mile long run, I used them. I used them more out of what I thought I should be doing rather than what I knew I needed (at that time my HMs times were 210-220. Once I started training longer and increasing my long runs passed the 13.1 distance, I found that I didn't need them. My body was trained properly to go the distance for the most part. I will take in gatorade or w/e at the water stops but like you my stomach is sensitive and running hard and taking a gel sounds like it would mess me up. I did use 2 for my marathon and it went ok.<br><br>
Running - I did 6 sort of recovery last night. My calves were yucky again. Not sure about tonight as I am so coming down with something. My throat is killing me ...but just the right side of my throat. Weird
 

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I might go for 2 after work if it's not raining. But after cross training yesterday and a basketball game last night (only had 6 players) my body is calling a time out. heh
 

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Hey all:<br><br>
Easy 6 last night just loping around the park. Got close enough to 3 deer that I could almost just reach out and touch them.<br><br>
Hard workout on tap for tonight, but those storms are headed our way, so I will either need to adapt it a bit for the TM or put it off until tomorrow.<br><br><b>QOD</b>: No, although I did try one in a half a couple years ago. Like everyone else said, try it in practice. If you think that your stomach is picky, I would lean towards no. They can sit in my belly pretty nasty if I'm running hard.
 

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The Snowball 5-Miler in Wilmington? I'm sorry to miss it this year. It's a good race! IronHubby will be there, though.<br><br><b>Noni</b>, how's your wrist?<br><br><b>Maria</b>, how's your hamstring?<br><br>
Gels bother my stomach. I've had better luck w/ Sport Beans. Definitely practice with them before race day. When I was training for Philly, I took 2 beans after about 40 minutes and 2 more after another 30 minutes. It's probably more psychological than anything else. Plus it's something to do during those boring long training runs. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> It kinda breaks up the run, you know?<br><br>
Me too!!!!!<br><br>
Cool!! I can't wait 'til I'm swimming that far!<br><br>
Umm, taught two classes yesterday (outdoor boot camp at 6 a.m. and a circuit/muscle conditioning class at 5:30 p.m.) and trained two clients. Tonight I'm doing a tempo run. Ideally, I'd like to put together 4-6 miles at close to an 8-minute pace. We'll see.
 
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