Tuesday, May 30, 2006

"I WON, I WON, I WON!!!"


No. It's not a leg lamp...

It's a spankin' new tshirt from the Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, courtesy of Mr. Bolder in Boulder himself! What a TOTALLY FUN thing to win!!! Especially because it's unlikely that I'll ever run that race myself!!! I think this will be my lucky tshirt from now on...the only lucky thing I've ever had!!!

I've never won anything in my life!!! I wonder if it'll come in a box with fancy italian words on the outside (FRAG-EEEEL-AY...that's italian,right) ??? No, you don't understand. I don't even come CLOSE to winning anything that has to do with guessing or chance or pure dumb luck. EVER. In my whole almost 34 years, I have NEVER won ANYTHING. I don't even win at BINGO. Even if I'm playing 6 cards at once (have you ever seen the lil' old ladies who are able to do this...it's quite remarkable...) So WOW. This is very cool. And very freaky. Can you believe I guessed Bold's time down to the second!!?? Who knew I had such psychic abilities? If anyone would like me to predict a time for you, know that I will never again be able to come close...I'm absolutely positive that I will never win again...I used it up. Done. Finis. Caput. Heavy sigh....

But a fun new tshirt!!! (Big grin...)

And my day got off to a pretty crappy start after an amazing weekend of sun, fun, relaxation and running. Thanks, Bold. You brightened it up considerably!!

You'll see from the comments in the previous post that everyone has their own theories and practices about fuel before and during an early morning workout. There aren't enough responses to make a chart (sorry Bold) but there are a few generalizations I'll note for you:

1.) Most of us eat something before a morning workout...usually something with good carbs/sugar and some protein. I myself have had success with bananas and lately whole wheat toast or bagel and peanut butter (glad to see that came up as Steven's food of choice). Energy/granola bars seem to give me reflux if I'm heading to the pool but aren't so bad on a run. Not sure if this has to do with being horizonal?

2.) Our timing of this fuel is all over the map... but in general, the higher the sugar content (gel/raisins/slimfast) the closer to the workout. When I have toast or a bagel, I'll eat it about an hour before...banana, a half hour before. The banana definitely doesn't last as long.

3.) Most of us are only fueling during longer workouts - typically more than 2 hours.

4.) Almost all of us have a whole food carb/protein breakfast after a morning workout. Cereal, oatmeal, milk and soymilk seem to be pretty universal. I'm a big vanilla soy fan of late and it goes great with the Kashi Go Lean Crunch... A cup to a cup and a half seems to do it until about 10:30 am...

5.) All of us typically eat something else between breakfast and lunch... a few folks, like me, eat a snack around 10:30 (fruit, nuts, yogurt) and some people are eating 2-4 times over the course of the morning. Good fuel!!

6.) Bottom line, do what works for you. You might have to try out a bunch of different things before you find what's optimum. I didn't eat before my morning workouts for a long time but lately I've been almost bonking so I've had to start fueling before hand. We're all such different machines!!

7.) Training hours don't seem to correlate all that much... seems like it must depend on body type and whether you're training to lose weight or training to gain muscle... fuel is fuel...it does a body good!

Thanks for playing along....

Only 4 days to go until race #1!!!! FIRE IT UP!!!


Blogger Barb said...

So, smarty pants... what's your prediction for your race this weekend?

2:32 PM GMT-5

Blogger Bolder said...

um, yah what Barb said.

and, i'm workin' on the box.

4:46 PM GMT-5

Blogger Flatman said...

Congo Rats!

5:14 PM GMT-5

Blogger Steven said...

" A Christmas Story" - The number one holiday moive ever!

Congrats on the Major Award. I'm glad you didn't win it doing "another one of your silly puzzles."

And in case anyone ever asks you, the Lone Ranger's nephew's horse's name was Victor.

11:37 AM GMT-5

Blogger Joe said...

Congrats on the cool shirt.

> No. It's not a leg lamp...

Wasn't that a funny movie!

> Energy/granola bars seem to give
> me reflux if I'm heading to the pool
> but aren't so bad on a run. Not
> sure if this has to do with being
> horizonal?

Ya for some reason, I too find it harder to swim after eating compared to running. Broccoli before swimming is deadly...gas city!

> Only 4 days to go until race #1!!!!

Kick ass, girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl!

2:03 PM GMT-5

Blogger Jessi said...

Good luck on your race this weekend! Can't wait to hear about it! (and congrats on the t-shirt!)

12:10 PM GMT-5


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