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Don't you know you're talking about a revolution

So, I was supposed to do some speed work yesterday. instead, I mowed the lawn and then didn't want to run. but I did anyway. I finished 2 and a quarter miles at 10:30 pace.

So, it was short. Shorter than it was supposed to be - the speed session is 6 repeats of 4 minutes fast x 1 minute slow for 30 minutes and roughly 3 miles. Still. At least I did something, anything to get my mood back in order.

I'm wondering if the Gatorade is causing me issues. It has sugar in it which may be causing my mood fluctuations. The problem is, nothing else hydrates me as well. Maybe I have to suck up the bad taste of the sugar alcohol drinks if the alternative is ever-descending grumpy moods.

MEH

Lastly, some people on DailyMile were tossing a meme around:
Take and post photos of your stride. Post for the group.

Thus: caveman steps above.

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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could start making your own sports drinks. If you're just looking for fluids, pretty much anything short of ice cream you add to water will hydrate. If you're looking for added salt, protein, or vitamins, you can find most anything in powder or pill form that's easily blendable. Then just add some flavoring: fresh fruit or fruit juice, cocoa powder, salt cod, whatever, and balance it out with fake sugars or whatever your diet suggests. Mix up a gallon at a time and just keep it in the fridge.

When I was doing more intensive weight training last year, I'd make my own protein shakes that consisted of basically whey (by product from making cheese), fructose (corn syrup), and flavoring (usually a little milk and vanilla or chocolate).
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm thinking some electrolyte packs, chia seeds and some agave may do the trick. I'm mostly lazy and want someone else to do the work for me.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, well in that case, you should just hire someone to pull you in a rickshaw on your runs. That'll make it so you won't even need the Gatorade.

PS - chia seeds?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Something from Born To Run. Apparently chia seeds can hold 6 times their weight in water and are packed with antioxidants, fiber and various other nutrients. This super awesome tribe of ultra-runners drink them when they're doing their thing.

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abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
runners told me the same thing. I hear it tastes like runny egg whites. :)
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assfingers From: assfingers Date: May 28th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suggest just going straight to Malibu, here. Maybe with some pineapple juice.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Rum would only be great on long runs.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: May 28th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Be careful - it may GIVE you the runs.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Will that help me get faster?
assfingers From: assfingers Date: May 28th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Umm.

You'll weigh less?
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could use that too. All this running and no change in weight AT ALL.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: May 28th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I second the coconut water thing. I drink it. It takes a little getting used to, it tastes sort of like faintly sour coconut. But I also know that when one is terribly thirsty from major exercise one barely notices the taste of ANYTHING, one only notices "wetness down throat is GOOD."
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw your first comment and wasn't fast enough to make a properly snarky reply!

I'll check this stuff out when next in the grocery store. I hear it can be expensive.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, you could just carry a hatchet and a sack of coconuts with you on your runs. It would be about as expensive as gatoraid really.

Fresh coconut water is delicious.
karkadann From: karkadann Date: May 28th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I second this suggestion. Plus, hacking open coconuts is awfully fun.
slashpyro From: slashpyro Date: May 29th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm a fan of Powerade Zero. It's sugar free, but doesn't use aspartame that everybody is worried about. I even like the taste of it better than Gatorade and regular Powerade.
realization_no1 From: realization_no1 Date: May 29th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
"electrolytes" = salt
just get regular water with salt in it, like dasani
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