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Texasgirl
05-17-2006, 01:19 PM
I live in Houston and the best time to run outside is early mornings on the weekends, but I'm not sure I can do 6 miles on an empty stomach. How long would it take for some oats to digest to give me the energy to run?

Bravogrl27
05-17-2006, 02:56 PM
When I ran long distances, I always waited at least a half hour to an hour before running, otherwise I'd get pukey. Are you prepping for a marathon?

Texasgirl
05-17-2006, 02:57 PM
Just a 1/2 marathon; I am not a serious runner by any means as this is just for fun. But it's so hot here that I have to get up early to run which means even earlier to eat something and let it digest.

Blondell
05-17-2006, 03:12 PM
1/2 hour should be fine :)

Erik
05-17-2006, 03:16 PM
Or do something lighter - whey protein + gatorade or maltodextrin.

Ananda
05-17-2006, 04:21 PM
I would agree with having something lighter before you run, looks like you are doing a moderate distance run and if I had oatmeal or something heavy like that I would definitely be sick. I normally just have a glass of gatorade and bring water during my run. You could even bring a small bottle of gatorade with you because you might need it half way through.

p.s. how hot does it get there? I from northern alberta and we might see 28 degrees on a good day! :)

Texasgirl
05-17-2006, 05:07 PM
By mid Summer it is easy 100 everyday plus humidity. Right now the morning runs will probably be about 70 degree'sand will continue to get warmer as Summer progresses which means I will have to get up earlier as the runs get longer.

clsupnorth
05-17-2006, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by tanya-k@May 17 2006, 11:21 AM
I from northern alberta and we might see 28 degrees on a good day! :)
Psshh. You call yourself northern alberta! Ha! You're the deep south to me -I'm in Fort Mc. Ok, I'll stop hijacking now.

CraveMuscle
05-17-2006, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by tanya-k@May 17 2006, 11:21 AM
I would agree with having something lighter before you run, looks like you are doing a moderate distance run and if I had oatmeal or something heavy like that I would definitely be sick. I normally just have a glass of gatorade and bring water during my run. You could even bring a small bottle of gatorade with you because you might need it half way through.

p.s. how hot does it get there? I from northern alberta and we might see 28 degrees on a good day! :)
tanya, I have absolutely no concept of this.

in Texas, anything below 90 degrees during the summer is cool.

dolce
05-17-2006, 11:24 PM
also from Houston here :hi:

Ananda
05-18-2006, 08:45 PM
Ha Ha! I guess not as far north as FtMac. But I couldn't imagine running outside in 90 degree weather! I thought I was going to die yesterday running when it was about 25 degrees C.

Phoenix59
05-19-2006, 03:31 PM
I'm in San Antonio, so I also know about Texas summers. However, I understand Houston has much higher humidity. Earlier this week, we had a "cool" front come through. Temperatures were in the mid-80's. *brrrr* :lol:

momoftwins
05-19-2006, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 17 2006, 10:16 AM
Or do something lighter - whey protein + gatorade or maltodextrin.
That's what I told you I thought would be best, a protein drink.

fitnesschick
05-19-2006, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by tanya-k@May 18 2006, 08:45 PM
Ha Ha! I guess not as far north as FtMac. But I couldn't imagine running outside in 90 degree weather! I thought I was going to die yesterday running when it was about 25 degrees C.
where are you tanya? i'm in northern alberta too :) northeast alberta

i cannot run for a while after i eat either ... or in hot weather.

Ananda
05-20-2006, 12:51 AM
where are you tanya? i'm in northern alberta too smile.gif northeast alberta

Hey fitnesschick I live in St. Albert. Not so northern as some have pointed out :dry: but close enough. What about you?

I did my 6.5k run last night around 8pm, it was soooo hot! 25C is hot to me! I ate my salad with craisons and sunflower seeds and my bean salad around 530 thank goodness. If I had anything in my stomach it would have been a bad scene.

I am trying to increase my speed so I was working pretty hard...I am down to 32.05 for 6.5 km...what is everyone else at?