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I am an AM runner, so I am up at 5, make some coffee, brush my teeth, get dressed, wash my face, and do some reading while I drink my coffee and some water. If it is a long run day, I have some toast w/ PB&J and a banana.<br><br>
Post-run I log my run, then write on my journal. If I have time I do some pushups and crunches, but usually by the time I am back indoors Livi is up and my day begins full throttle. I drink a full glass of water and, on long run days, Gatorade.<br><br>
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I am an AM runner as well. I'm typically up by 5-5:30 a.m. depending on the length of my run. I wake up, go to the bathroom, put on my clothes and head out the door. If it is a long run day I will grab some gatorade and either gel or crackers or something like that. Sometimes I will eat a granola bar.<br><br>
Post run I fix a big glass of ice cold H2O, grab my beach towel and head out to the deck for AT LEAST 15 minutes of stretching with my shoes and socks off. After that I'm in the shower for the start of my day. If it is a long run I might eat a bagel while I'm out on the deck and I might take an ice cold shower.
 

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Typically, wake up at 5, eat breakfast, post in KickRunners, drive to running location, run..<br><br>
Get home, drink water. Maybe eat more if I'm hungry. Pack lunch for SO, send him out the door. Then I do another part of my workout, or take a shower if I'm done for the day, or until that evening.<br>
If it is a long, hard run, I put ice in a bath, make some hot cocoa, and sit on in.
 

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roll out of bed at 4:30......put on clothes, walk out door. I walk to the end of the street, hug and kiss the snoozer (he walks with me), and then we take off.<br><br>
Get back, water the garden, play frisbee with the dogs......then go inside and switch into superfast get ready mode.
 

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I need to actually develop a routine. I think it might help me be more regular in my running. The problem is, life's pretty chaotic around the TG household.<br><br>
I'm going to give this some thought, though.
 

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Mon - Fri. up at 4:20 a.m., make a cup of coffee, pack lunch/gym bag, drink coffee, take a dump, watch tv until about 4:55. Brush teeth, out the door I go, drive to gym parking lot and I'm either on the pavement or the track by 5:25 a.m. M/W/F I lift for 30-45 minutes post run, T/Th I do ab work and push-ups if I have time.<br><br>
Sat. is generally my day off.<br><br>
Sun - wake up whenever, usually around 6-6:30 a.m., drink a couple cups of coffee while reading paper, head off to trail for my long run. Take gatorade/water and whatever else I need depending on distance and temp.
 

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On runs more than 10 miles, I wake up, down a glass of instant breakfast, get running clothes on, spend 10 minutes waking up, then out the door. I like to walk a block or so to loosen the legs a bit.<br><br>
On shorter runs, just get out of bed, put the running clothes on, and out the door.<br><br>
I'm so not a morning person, but it's nice to get the big runs out of the way ad not have to do them at night in the heat.
 

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Evening runner for the most part. I try to make sure I haven't had too much lunch, and I have dinner as soon as I get home after I take a shower, so about 1.5 hours after. If I'm quite hungry I'll grab something on the way home to munch on, like an apple. I'm told I should also include some fat and protein in this snack.<br><br>
If I run in the morning, I make sure I've had something carb rich the night before, and I'll eat breakfast, have a mug of coffee and start my run about 2 hours after that. The breakfast makes no difference to how I feel on a run. I've gone without and been OK as long as my dinner was good. Now if I don't have a good dinner the day before, I'm feeling weak before 1.5 miles are done. Weird, to me.
 

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If it is a week day I am up usually between 4 and 5 depending on the length of the run. Dress, some water and I'm out the door.<br><br>
Summer and fall I generally end the run by sitting on a plastic patio chair on a bit of a cement deck we have adjacent to our front door. I watch the morning for a while and just let the quiet continue for a bit longer.<br><br>
On the weekends I sleep a bit later and while I don't eat before running I usually have a nice breakfast afterwards if there's time.<br><br>
Pre-race? I generally don't eat, unless the race is after 8 in the morning.
 

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Wake up. Test blood sugar. Make appropriate bolus shot depending on glucose level. Go make coffee. Drink cup or two of wakeup juice. Put on socks and sneakers, heart rate monitor, glucose tabs, test strips, small glucometer, go out and run.<br><br>
Get back, test blood sugar, administer bolus injection for 30 grams of carbohydrate coming in form of yogurt. Drink more coffee, get showered, go to work, unless it's the weekend.
 

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Oh, I didn't report morning post run. If it's a short run, I usually just have water and wait for lunch. A long run requires chocolate milk because I got hooked on it, food in large quantities and a nap after stretching, etc.
 

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I'm an evening runner for the weekday runs.<br>
Pre-run: I try to have a small snack an hour before. A few triscuits & laughing cow cheese wedge or a fruit is the usual.<br>
Post-run: I stretch out a bit. On some days I lift weights. Then into the shower, followed by preparing dinner.<br><br>
Saturday long runs are in the early morning:<br>
Pre-run: Up at 5 am. I wolf down a protein bar (Clif, Lara, Greens+), slather on sunscreen and bodyglide, throw on the clothes and head to the running store. There I meet up with some friends and we hit the pavement. My friends have been sticking at 7 miles lately, and I've wanted more. So I come back home and hop on the treadmill for 3 more miles or so.<br>
Post-run: I have a little chocolate milk, then get into the shower. Often my DH will still be sleeping at this point, so after my shower I slip back into bed with him for a little while.
 

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It looks like a lot of you drink coffee before your run. Do you feel this helps with speed or endurance or both. I typically don't grab a cup of coffee until after I'm home, have showered, and finally have the time to MAKE the coffee (although I do have a timer and can learn how to use it! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> )
 

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Pre run - go potty.<br><br>
Post run - eat a lot.<br><br>
I don't drink coffee because it helps with speed or endurance (and, in fact, if you regularly drink coffee, it won't).<br><br>
I drink coffee because it makes the potty process move itself along.<br><br>
Plus if I don't drink coffee in the morning, my morning sucks.
 

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During summer or weekends during school, wake up somewhere between 6:30-9 and drink some water and move around for a few minutes. Put in contacts, go for a run.<br><br>
Afterwards, stretch if I'm hurting, log run into computer, take cold shower. EAT!<br><br><br>
During the winter when I run before school, night before I check weather to see what to wear. Wake up and cuss out alarm and usually go back to sleep but on the rare occasions I get up, I put on my under layers, go check weather again, finish dressing appropriately, and get out there.<br><br>
Post run usually involves blowing the nose a lot and getting the ice crystals off my eyelashes and a warm shower. Lots more eating.
 

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Weekdays are a mix of lunch and post-work runs. If it's a lunch run I drive home, throw the garmin out front to get it locked-in, put on my stuff, sync the iPod and head out the door. Post run I grab a shower, get some food at the corner grocery and eat at my desk (chocolate milk, trail mix, fruit).<br><br>
Saturdays I run in the AM. Pretty much just wake up at 7, get to the track at 7:30 and go.
 

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Roll out of bead (4-4:30) drink @ 20 ounces water - Try to poop. Get dressed and run - If it is a race it is a different routine.<br><br>
After it depends on how long/hard the run is - If it is a killer run - As soon as I am done I ingest 400 calories of Carbs/protein/Fat then stretch and then eat 400 more within 15 minutes of finishing the run.<br><br>
If it is a medium run or hardish - I slam a slimfast, then stretch and then eat 300 more calories within 15 minutes<br><br>
If it is a recover run or easy run - I stretch - shower and eat those 300 calories sometime within the 1st 30 minutes.<br><br>
Why all the eating - As soon as I am done I want to give my body the tools to start repairing / recovering from the run.<br><br>
Race day - I usually have some caffeine - eat 300-400 calories 2-3 hours before the race - hydrate with gatorade and water. Same recovery as killer or hard run except a marathon - then I force myself to eat as much as my stomache will hold in the 1st 20 minutes.
 
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