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Comment by Sharon on May 16, 2012 at 7:57pm

Thanks! I liked the article; also appreciate the research that is proving runners have healthier knees then non-runners.

Comment by drsoosie on May 16, 2012 at 6:53pm

Sharon I would be happy with that time!! You did a great job!!!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on May 15, 2012 at 12:39pm

Congratulations, Sharon! Great job.

Comment by acidrock23 on May 15, 2012 at 5:16am

Way to go Sharon! 4:28 is a great time! I think your weather has blown here now and I agree it's fabulous!

I ran into this article through our local running store: Joggers live 5-6 years longer

Comment by Sharon on May 14, 2012 at 6:10am

Ran the Brookings, SD Full Marathon on Saturday and got a PR 4:28, which is pretty slow for most marathoners I know but I'm happy to be out there and finishing. Nice course, great support and beautiful day! What a blessing!

Comment by acidrock23 on May 8, 2012 at 7:48pm

Thanks for the tip! $69/12 is pricey but the cramps have been brutal! I'll see if laying off the iron helps in a month...just in time to start training for the marathon!

Comment by drsoosie on May 8, 2012 at 6:20pm

Okay found some discoveries today at my running store. first, and this is for Acidrock and Erin, I found these capsules called S!caps which are buffered electrolyes. You are supposed to take one or two every 45 minutes or so to keep you with the proper concentration of salt and potassium. the guy who owns the store is an ultramarathoner and I picked his brain a bit. He thought something like this might help you with your calf cramping. I also picked up an amino acid liquid supplement called VESPA which is to be taken 45 minutes before a long run and about one pack an hour. It's only 5 carbs and contains filtered water, orange juice, honey royal jelly bee propolis and wasp extract. It's supposed to allow you to pull nutrients from your muscles properly and even out blood glucose. This is a newer product but the owner found it really helpful on his last 24 hour run. Anyhow, I shall experiment with these and let you know. These products are to be used in addition to a gel or a chew. It does seem like a lot but I will try it anyway on my next longer run.

Comment by Dane on May 7, 2012 at 2:03pm
Awesome news Erin2! Congrats on the PR! Sorry to hear about the cramps...I hope not to experience that but let us know if you (or acid)determine the source.
Comment by erin2 on May 7, 2012 at 10:51am

Way to go Jay and Justina!!!

Comment by erin2 on May 7, 2012 at 10:46am

I got a new PR of 1:57!!! Very happy with my time, but I didn't have the best run. I also got horrible cramps in my toes and calves after I finished. This had never happened to me. I was well hydrated all week. Drank 128 oz's of water day before race, and ate 2 bananas. Hydrated morning of, and had another banana. I don't know what else I could have done. It was really hot yesterday, so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. Drsoosie, I get the Stingers at my local running store, but I know they carry them at other athletic stores.

 

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