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Random Conversations / Re: Paug Runners' World
« Last post by August on Yesterday at 03:02:47 PM »
Yep!! 😂
Body Glide and band aids are essential!
I use Band Aid spots pretty much for every run after learning the hard way (100x) about bloody nips.
Body Glide btwn the legs and around the waistband will help with chaffing.

Personally, I knew the belt wasnít for me about 3min into a LR. First and last time I used it.  :-D
Honestly, the handheld has saved me on some trail runs when I took a spill and it kind of softened the landing.

Gu is generally every 45min but I generally take them at 10, 15, 19, 23
Random Conversations / Re: Paug Runners' World
« Last post by slslbs on Yesterday at 02:51:07 PM »
take tp also...

and remember - lubricate
Random Conversations / Re: Paug Runners' World
« Last post by gah on Yesterday at 02:48:39 PM »
Cool, just ordered a sampler stick pack from Tailwind. It comes with 7 stick packs in a variety of flavors, including a couple of the caffeinated ones. Says they're 200 cal's per pack, each pack to be mixed with 20-40 oz water.

As for the handheld, I guess it'll just be a matter of getting used to carrying it? That's the one thing I've been hesitant about, and was leaning more towards the waistpacks...but then I feel like that'd be uncomfortable too. I might just ended up buying both and seeing which works out better. But yeah, going with no water on 10+ miles kinda sucks. I've just been trying to be good about constantly staying hydrated and drinking a lot more water throughout the day, which I guess is good for you anyway.

It's funny you mentioned pretzels and fritos, cause I find I think about eating a lot when I'm running  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard Like imagining what I'm gonna eat after this fucking long run! I've been taking in a lot more calories per day this last month especially, that's for damn sure. Taking a few bucks with me though is probably a good idea to hit up a gas station, didn't think of that.
Latest rumor:

7/10-11 Forum
7/13-15 BGCA
7/17-18 Tahoe
7/20-21(-22) Gorge
(Maybe MSG x3?)
Chicagoland(/Deer Creek? Chaifetz?
(Maybe) Grand Prairie
8/1(?) Austin360
8/3-5 Alpharetta (and Orange Beach or Oak Mountain?)
8/7-8 Mann vs. Charleston
8/10 Charlotte vs. Raleigh
8/11-12 MPP
8/17-19 Watkins
8/31-9/2 Dick's
Random Conversations / Re: Paug Runners' World
« Last post by slslbs on Yesterday at 02:39:04 PM »
For my long runs (> 16M) I used to drive the course ahead of time and put water bottles out. It was a PIA.
I got one of those belts with 8 oz containers, much more conveniant

If you're gonna do Gatorade, 1 glass every water stop (usually 2 miles). Find out what flavor they will have to make sure you can stomach it. I have no problem with it, but some people do.

I forget the timing for gels, but you can look the carb content compared to 8oz of gatorade and do the same.
Random Conversations / Re: Paug Runners' World
« Last post by August on Yesterday at 02:21:40 PM »
I would highly recommend getting a handheld (~20oz.) with a good size pouch for gels.
Iíve been using Tailwind as my main nutrition for long runs/races.

Each scoop is generally good for an hour. So two scoops in a bottle and a few gels and Iím good.
During LRs when itís crazy hot out, Iíll try and hit up a gas station or something for a quart of Gatorade and refill.
Sometimes some pretzels or Fritos, too!

As for Gu, Iím pretty much set on Salted Watermrlon.
The Rocktane is kind of weird tasting.

Definitely start experimenting soon!
Random Conversations / Re: Paug Runners' World
« Last post by gah on Yesterday at 02:07:53 PM »
I'll weigh in too

Agree, 1 or 2 extra miles if you feel good is fine, no more

Run the long runs slower than race pace

How many 20's?. Most of the time I ran 2. A 20 and a 22 or something like that. 5 is too many.
My "plan" was similar to Augs except that I don't have time to run an >6m mid week so I improvised. I would run 4 days total and go to the gym 1 - 2 days. Weekday runs were usually 4 - 6 with tempos / intervals once a week. My goal time for my 1st was  4hr (9 min pace). I ran it in 4:07, finished strong at a good pace and felt like I could run another mile after I was done so I was quite happy.  If I was going to do another and not care about time I would do the same thing.

Expect to have some aches/pains while training. You'll figure out what is normal for you and what is not.

Find out what your race will be having re drinks / gels and experiment with that. If you don't like it, just find something you do like and bring it yourself.

get well soon Aug!!

Yeah, the aches and pains...I'm learning to just listen to my body and realize when maybe I should skip a day or when it's ok to push through.

As for drinks/gels...they'll have water, gatorade, and GU gels...I haven't used GU gels yet, but I'm gonna grab some to see how I do with them. I've been using Glukos (see link below), just cause i found them at a race once and got hooked on their gummies, which are pretty good. They also have these tablets which you could drop in a water bottle, but I found they don't really break apart, so I just used them as a chewable tablet, which they said was ok to do to, but didn't like it too much. Was way too sweet and left me really thirsty. And they have these "gels" but they're really just liquid pouches, like gatorade, which I've liked because they quench my thirst since I haven't been carrying water on my long runs. Usually down them around the 6, 10, and 14 mile marks right now...

Anyhow, I'm still experimenting with all that. What I need to do is get some sort of water thing going, either those hand helds, or the waist packs, or something. I've run all over town at this point, and we don't have ANY water none. Last time I just told my buddy I was gonna be running by his house in about an hour, and was gonna stop real quick for a water, so that worked out, but I can't do that all the time. Any suggestions? Also, how often should I be taking in calories/gels/gu's? Any ones you guys likes in particular?
On Some Other Tour / Re: Upcoming shows you'll be attending
« Last post by gah on Yesterday at 01:56:54 PM »
cancelled show and no refund???? that isn't right - hence the name ticket Bastard
I never buy the insurance either

same with me about the Wood Bros, had not heard them before last summer.
Hope they show up in your neck of the woods


no, no, they DIDN'T cancel the show, despite the snow, but being that it was in DC, it was a 3 hour drive and I couldn't make it, I HOPED they'd cancel and reschedule the show, but they didn't. If I had bought the insurance, I would've gotten it refunded, but I didn't. Didn't want you hating ticketbastard any more than you might already.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
On Some Other Tour / Re: Upcoming shows you'll be attending
« Last post by mehead on Yesterday at 12:05:58 PM »
TTB tomorrow night in Macon
Entertainment / Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Last post by mehead on Yesterday at 11:07:46 AM »
Molly's Game - loved
Pitch Perfect 3 - meh
Father Figures - meh
Downsizing - liked it, but the trailer completely got the movie wrong (similar with Suburbicon which I also enjoyed)
Greatest Showman - good songs, but meh
Jumanji - enjoyed it more than I thought I would
Star Wars - meh
Shape of Water - loved
Lady Bird - loved

that's about far enough back...

Oh, and Bright on Netflix was better than I expected.

Agree on Star Wars and Jumanji. Definitely want to check out Shape of Water, Downsizing and Molly's Game.

I thought Bright was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Ever. I have no idea how I made it to the end seeing how I started to check out at the first sight of that fairy.
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