What i've been doing lately/super-marathon racing

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  1. GlassUser

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    For anyone not familiar with my constant whining across OT in the past year, here's some background. About a year ago, I got pissed off at being fat and injured, lost 80 lbs, and kicked my butt into something approaching shape (or, a shape other than round). I've spent the last six months training specifically for a marathon canoe race (texas water safari, 262 miles, if you've ever heard of it). Of course I entered in the toughest class available. In the two "intro" races this year, I made a decent second place in my class (which isn't THAT impressive, competition is always thin because it's so stupid hard). But i'm favored for a solid and respectable finish time, if nothing spectacular.

    Now for the advice part. For me, this race is going to be 45-55 hours long. Yeah, no stopping for sleep. Constant paddling in the sun, night, water, etc. I've been preparing with 8 to 16 hour training runs. Obviously I can't get close to the actual race length - that will do more physical harm than good. So what can I do to prolong performance? What I have going now is near-constant sucking on gatorade, gu, spiz, etc for hydration and calories, solid food like powerbars, some jerky, some salty munchy things (think fritos). What else can I do to help endurance? If you would, briefly describe your background or what you do so I can understand where you're coming from.
     
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    i'd stay away from jerky because of the sodium. lots of fluids obviously and some creatine.
     
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    Dude, I need sodium like it's going out of style. Plus I make my own, so it has far less salt than most store-bought jerky.
     
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    wouldnt the sodium make you feel really dehydrated?
     
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    If you overdid it, yes. But when you're sweating constantly, it's not that much of a concern. You'd have to try hard to take in too much sodium. In my training, I have far more trouble keeping my electrolyte intake up.
     
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    People on my team swear by GU, I've never had it. I like Snickers bars.
     
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    sodium's good b/c it helps you retain water
     
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    power gel > gu, imo
     
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    All I know is that the Clif version blows absolute cock. And GU is against NCAA regulations for trainers to provide.
     
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    why no GU?
     
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    sounds hardcore, why do people do this shit? :mamoru:
     
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    I've found this to be accurate for me.
     
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    i'm a special kind of crazy
     
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    This is also true.
     
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    According to the NCAA, Trainers cannot give Amino Acids to athletes. All the trainers at my school think its ridiculous.
     
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    note: drink a ton of water... started cramping up pretty badly on today's ride... just a note
     
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    Glycogen supercompensation.
     
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    cliffs?
     
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    one of my friends has been trying to get me to do dragonboating for years :rofl:
     
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    there'sa lot of teams in la. it's fun as hell and very competitive. :wiggle:
     
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    Don't look into the nutrition EDU and don't look into your own log.


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    :uh:

    my bad, checking now
     
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    Need electrolytes. If I drink too much, I get the shakes.
     
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    We make fun of it. But it's a totally different sport.
     
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