Re: [vt100] New Thread
- Deb: At times I think it would be nice to have grand kids and at
times, not. Taking it easy these last two weeks will not hurt you.
You are right about the field. I imagine that at least seven of the
ladies will beat me too, providing that I finish.
I never take electrolyte tabs during training and do not take them
for the first couple hours of an ultra. I take my first one when
my stomach starts to lock up. The salt usually keeps things moving
out of the stomach. I also take one anytime I start cramping. I
know some people take them every X hours or minutes, but you can
recover from too little salt by popping a tab with water. You have a
much harder time recovering from too much salt. I do think the salt
has helped with my finicky stomach and with cramping during the later
stages of an ultra. I probably should have carried tabs with me when
we were marking the MMT trail as I nearly passed out going up
Waterfall in the sun and heat in the late afternoon the day before
MMT. I had two bottles of plain water, but they did not do the trick.
This morning, I had some honey-do errands to run and did not do my
training run until 11:30. I went 9 miles and then from 1PM to 5PM, I
washed and waxed vehicles (of course there is a big thunderstorm out
side right now and my roof is leaking, but that's another story.) So
I spent four hours after my run out in the hot sun. I drank a lot of
water and Pepsi. While eating supper, I got a cramp in my hand. The
salt with the food and plenty more water seems to have taken care of
it. If I get another cramp, I will certainly pop a tab. (Looks like
I will be in the sun again tomorrow, on my roof.)
Have fun with the baby.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, reno_debra@e... wrote:
> Yep Frank, I'm babysitting... it is forcing a taper because I
> no baby jogger - I actually might have a total two week layoff
> Vermont as I am keeping her every day.
> Dont know if that's a good thing or not.. I will have gained
> pounds by then because my appetite thinks I'm still doing lots of
> :-O Just look for the chubby red-headed runner with the Texas
> - that would be me!
> I did get out on some very hilly trails this past Saturday for
> 20 miles maybe - but it felt like 50, so I dont know what that
> haven't felt recovered really truely since Massanutten.... must be
> thing - darn!!! Plus, it doesnt much matter, anyway.. Having
> women's field for this year's race, I could run a personal best by
> and still only finish maybe 7th or 8th woman! So, for me, it'll
just be to
> have a good time, and do some socializing out there on the trails
> you guys. Frank, since we wont be seeing the horses this year,
> mean those big tubs full of water and sponges wont be out there?
> horse slobber mixed in, they felt pretty good in the 100 degree
> and here's a question: I think it's been discussed before,
> perhaps not on this forum.. does anyone else refrain from taking
> during training to "train" the body to become more efficient in
> salt? Does it make a difference? I typically do not use the
> during training runs. I just wondered if this has any effect during
> races... I have noticed that my sweat seems to be less salty
> that we've have a good week of hot and humid weather -
> see ya'll in two weeks!! yippee!
> > From: Frank Probst [SMTP:probstf@e...]
> > Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2000 6:28 PM
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> > Subject: [vt100] New Thread
> > Well, I know Eric, Ed, the Washman and Johnny are still alive, a
> > of onesies and zeros were generated by a person who either droped
> > dropped (not literally), and there is a lot of BS on the ultra
> > about being politically correct even if the issue is not worth
> > time. Has everyone else died or quit? I am stuck at home this
> > of
> > July weekend, there is absolutely nothing on TV and all my
> > this list must be completely ready and have gone to the beach (or
> > Silverton). Deb must be baby-sitting. Martha, where are you? I
> > fellow VHTRC lady going to VT on the trail this morning. She did
> > trail miles yesterday AM and was on her way to a 13 or so today.
> > felt like I was being lazy as I only did 12 yesterday and 5 this
> > morning and am still having hip joint aches from LHHT. It is
> > to
> > balance healing/recovering and yet keep up the mileage. This
> > particular runner was covered in goose bumps yesterday at the
> > of
> > our run along Bull Run, so she is probably praying for hot
> > while I am trying to will a nice cool day. Faith moves mountains
> > at least helps you climb over them). I am hoping that she makes
> > the cutoffs this time. She is still looking for her first 100
> > I have ordered two pair of new shoes on Friday, but still only
> > on
> > wearing one pair to get me through VT. Do they make big trail
> > (size 13/14) for us high arched, narrowed foot, folks who just
> > cushioning and not a lot of stability. I hate to waste the price
> > a
> > pair when road shoes have carried me through over 60 ultras. I
> > have 70 if I would quit dnfing. Maybe not using trails shoes is
> > problem.
> > Doesn't anyone have some wild new light, water pack, or magic
> > nutrition bar or shoe that we can talk about? Responses welcome.
> > need help to get through the next two weeks.
> > Ol' Frank - who is back to feeling his age (it's high 80's, but
> > too humid, so it IS the heat too!)
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