that sounds great to me, so in the future I will only see your back
in all the races!!!
I can only say that I also did my best marathons and triathlons when
I took energy drnks and energy bars right from the begining,
nevertheless I like to drink them not diluted.
There are some trainers who say that it is better to only run on
water, when doing long runs, because it will train your fat-buring
better , but I always experienced better recovery and less exhaustion
from long runs when I run them with energy drinks.
Enjoy your training
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com
> Thanks Abinabha,
> I would like to add that I was really surprised myself by how well
> the running went. It was definitely not due only to the diluted
> carbohydrate drinks about which more later, but the credit goes to
> the inspiration of Sri Chinmoy. Inwardly and outwardly through the
> great organisational, musical and 'cheering' crew. Thanks again
> Now some more about the diluted drinks. I always had this problem
> long runs and marathons that I would hit the wall rather early,
> before 30 kilometers, and pretty hard as well. I never figured out
> why this was. A few weeks ago Tarit presented Abhinabha and me with
> the book 'the Lore of running', a thousand (!) page running-bible.
> I didn't read the whole book yet, but the week before the 6-hour
> race I opened the book when a chapter on 'running with
> caught my attention. Hypoglycemia means that your pancreas is
> hypersensitive to high sugar levels, so as soon as the bloodsugar
> rises above a certain level the pancreas produces a lot of, and
> actually far too much insuline with the result that all the
> bloodsugar is stored as glycogen.
> They took the bloodsugarlevels of an athlete with hypoglycemia
> before and after taking a high energy powergel that are used during
> marathons etc. Half an hour after taking the gel the
> dropped by 25% !! which is completely opposite from what you would
> expect. This was exactly what would happen to me, for the first 20
> kilometer or so of a marathon I wouldn't eat anything, then when I
> start to get hungry I take a gel or the carbohydrate drinks that
> provided during the marathon. Then After half an hour I would
> because the sudden increase of the bloodsugarlevel had triggered my
> pancreas to release loads of insuline so that in the end my
> bloodsugarlevel would drop rapidly and my muscles don't get any
> any more.
> The author of the book suggests that people who have this
> hypoglycemia problem start drinking diluted carbohydrate drinks
> the very beginning of the race. The drinks should never be too
> strong so that the bloodsugarlevel doesn't rise to high to trigger
> the pancreas. It is important to start right at the beginning of
> race with taking in these drinks because once the bloodsugar gets
> low it will be hard to get it up again without triggering the
> And...It worked! After three hours some people were saying that I
> was running too fast and I jokingly remarked that I was searching
> for the wall. But I never found it! Of course after some time I got
> tired and everything, but it was different from this feeling that
> suddenly you are completely drained of energy.
> Lots of running-joy to everybody