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Old 12-22-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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And where do your friends finish in the marathon... Dead Last? Yeah, I suppose you could stop for a picnic if you wanted.
When you're running 50, 100, 200 miles it's more about staying healthy and finishing. They're fanatical about it- the aid stations are well stocked with munchies.

Some do pack Burro Racing- running up to 30 miles with a donkey.

Asking if they've ever run a marathon is almost an insult. Most have done a couple dozen.

The Hashers drink whiskey while they run.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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When you're running 50, 100, 200 miles it's more about staying healthy and finishing. They're fanatical about it- the aid stations are well stocked with munchies.

Some do pack Burro Racing- running up to 30 miles with a donkey.

Asking if they've ever run a marathon is almost an insult. Most have done a couple dozen.

The Hashers drink whiskey while they run.
When I mentioned a marathon, I was thinking of something like the Boston Marathon which is about 26 miles and takes about 2 1/2 hours for the winner, and a bit longer for everyone else. It sounds like your friends use a marathon as a good excuse for an all day party... or perhaps several days.

Anyway, back to the OP's situation. A typical workout routine for most people would be about an hour or less (usually less), and I can't think of any vigorous sport of similar length where the (serious) participants would find it necessary to stop and eat during the game or find it necessary to eat 30 or 40 minutes before the game/sport.

I think the OP would be better served to worry less about eating and think more about maxing his efforts during the workout. After his workout and a suitable cool-down time (say 60 to 90 minutes), then he could think about having a good meal. Don't eat right before a hard workout. YMMV.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Depends on the person...................fruit crashes my energy-levels.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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For me? No - I can't eat prior to working out. I tend to workout fasted from the night before, and then eat a few hours afterwards.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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Don't think ultra marathoners aren't serious. And don't try running an ultra without replenishment.

26 mile marathons are training runs for them. One lady in our group was a legacy member of the LA Marathon. She ran every one since the first one until a few years ago. She just turned 80.

Another friend has done about 25 marathons. They really count the ultras.

Many of them have done the Badwater 135.

https://www.badwater.com/event/badwater-135/


I agree that people should do what's right for them.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Plain Fayge yogurt and fruit salad:







I'm wondering if this is too much sugar?


I'm trying to shred/lead up. So I'm watching my calories as well.
Eat the sugar to exercise, then exercise to burn off the sugar.

I'd skip both.
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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When you're running 50, 100, 200 miles it's more about staying healthy and finishing. They're fanatical about it- the aid stations are well stocked with munchies.

Some do pack Burro Racing- running up to 30 miles with a donkey.

Asking if they've ever run a marathon is almost an insult. Most have done a couple dozen.

The Hashers drink whiskey while they run.
Love it!
(I eat 4-5 eggs 2 hours before I work out btw. Works for me.)
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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Don't think ultra marathoners aren't serious. And don't try running an ultra without replenishment.

26 mile marathons are training runs for them. One lady in our group was a legacy member of the LA Marathon. She ran every one since the first one until a few years ago. She just turned 80.

Another friend has done about 25 marathons. They really count the ultras.

Many of them have done the Badwater 135.

https://www.badwater.com/event/badwater-135/


I agree that people should do what's right for them.

I want to grow up to be like them. That would be seriously awesome.
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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I want to grow up to be like them. That would be seriously awesome.
Come visit any time!
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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That's an awful lot of food to eat before hitting the gym. I would feel bloated and tired after eating all of that. But I prefer to eat with minimal food in my stomach as I workout first thing in the a.m. Maybe try eating 1/4 of that first and see how you feel, then 1/3, then 1/2 and so on.
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