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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:22 pm    Post subject: Eating for sprinters? Reply with quote

Ok my last track meet i felt good when we got there and did the 4x100 and after that it all went down hill. I felt light light headed and dizzy for the next 30 minutes to an hour and had to do the 100. I guess the adrenaline kicked in but quickly went away, i drank some power aid or whatever its called and some crackers and started to feel better but it was a pretty sh*tty day. Ended with the 200

I ate some pasta and bread for breakfast but it was one of those premade meals your throw in the microwave (are those bad to eat? the nutrition facts looked all right) and drank water but im not sure if it was enough.

So what do you eat to stay active and feelin good all day.

O btw it was pretty hot out and i was trying to stay in the shade
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like serious dehydration. One word: WATER!

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the water ... But you need to make sure you eat a good solid meal the day before ... That's what you're going to be burning on meet day ... And what's with the microwave ??? Eat some REAL food ... If its pasta you crave, then boil some water and drop some in !!!! The package will tell you how long to let it boil for ... Can have it with some butter or olive oil or a jar of spaghetti sauce from the store ... That's pretty simple ... Not like trying to drill a steak or cook shrimp or something like that ... Eat REAL food !!! Eat crap and run like crap ...
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good call. Anything pre-packaged is likely to be empty of real nutritional value. Just the breakdown on the nutritional label can be very misleading.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry, Conway, couldn't let that one go... must have been a "Home Improvement" line. Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did like that show !!!! LOL ....
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of the premade stuff is pretty sodium-heavy...not the best call when you are already a bit dehydrated!

BTW, shrimp is actually really easy to make! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water is the lubricant that works pretty well for mammals and humans. However, you should start your hydration process at least a day before, and at least 2 hours before you start your competition on the day of competition.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I want to eat healthy i get stuff from this http://cgore2.qhealthzone.com/Products/Thumbnail.aspx?ctg=12918&ast=406075&rtl=12918 its pretty good stuff and it is inexpensive. the supplements on the site are good too
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meat, meat, and more meat. Sprinter or not, anyone who does an all-out muscular sport like football or bodybuilding needs as many liquids, protein possible.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:36 am    Post subject: HYDRATION: Reply with quote

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Does water hydrate you better than coffee? Yes.
Does water with a few grains of salt hydrate you nearly as well as sports' drinks? Yes.
Could you hydrate yourself with coffee? Yes, but...
...you will need 1/8 more water (in other words, instead of 8 glasses a day, when you are not active, you would need 9 to 10 glasses, if you drunk only coffee).
Could you hydrate yourself with Soda? No.
I did give some Soda to Mr Bentley, but I did still make him drink water.
Soda, depending on brand, does hydrate you – I am speaking based on my personal experience – only temporarily, very temporarily. The worst brands, at present, are Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola – even when I did drink many cans: 6 to 8, I still had to drink water. Not far behind it, there is Mountain Due when it comes to a low hydrating volume.
Cokes used to be an OK drink, but at present, after sells have been suspended in European Union and China on a few occasions due to the poor quality of water used in the Cokes, they are not – just shake any Coke and see grease—like bubbles racing through the fluid – see for yourself that the product is not what it used to be.
20 years ago, whenever I got coke, I did love to drink it.
10 years ago, I did like it.
Since 5 years ago, I do try to avoid it.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About coke...I drink loads of it just mainly for the fizzing taste. I even eat a lot of fast food if I want to before a run such as a KFC. It all gets burned anyways, so what's the big deal? Now by that, I mean that you can drink coke, but you need to combine it with some long lasting carbs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caffeine is not the major negative to soda, rather the carbonation. Carbonation messes with the digestion of certain nutrients (such as iron) and is a likely culprit of side aches. I believe it also has an effect on thinning the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood stream, but I don't remember exactly.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean the "fizz" or the gas itself? Sometimes I drink a little too much, and I feel very bloated. It even hurts so much that I just want to burp it out, but I can't. I just drink a lot then go to the bathroom for 5 minutes to release as much of the gas I can. i don't know why everyone says that caffeine is bad, Red Bull is bad. I personally drank 2 cans of Red Bull before running, and it gave me so much euphoria that I was happy throughout my whole session. I have read that natural stimulants that stimulate the brain to create dopamine are food, sex, etc. Narcotics are just artifical that stimulate the brain to create about 6 times more dopamine than normal...anyways they are obviously terrible. Do you ever get that feeling when you eat something you like or drink soda, but then too much of it makes you feel sick?

About side aches or stitches, I think they are just another one of those conspiracy theories like the hiccups, obviously, they are so unpredictable.
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