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  • haha weird that they would call it that and not allow dogs! although i can only imagine that might get a little hectic!

    good luck on the half! i probably won't run one until next year. the next 3 months will be super busy and i cannot wait to move back home!

    speaking of splurging, i made a homemade pizza last night. used to be my go-to friday night. i was majorly craving so did it. mmmmmmm so good but we'll see how my gut feels during my 12k today! meanwhile...back on the wagon.

    also, tried zoodles for the first time this week and i cannot believe i have been missing out! this is the MOST satisfying pasta substitute ever! with some homemade garlic scape pesto and moose meatballs it was so yum.

    happy weekend!

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    • I got 2nd my age group in the 5k!!! I am a terrible 5k runner but in the little pool I guess I was okay I ran 8:15 miles which is what I used to run half marathons at but I was happy. I was so surprised. I am feeling much better.

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      • congrats!!! that's awesome. never say how many people in the pool when you do well. that's the rule.

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        • 8:15??? Holy mackerel! That's fast. Great job.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Thanks y'all! I never run 5k's-maybe I will start running more

            I started adding liquid egg whites to my protein shakes for 5 more grams of P per shake. It makes them super frothy too. After I lose just a few more lbs I will add the whole egg! I think when you have muscle you really have to fight for every ounce to come off.

            I deadlifted 153 last week too-that is higher than when I hurt my back a few months ago! I was super excited. Not a lot for some people but it is close to my PR from a few years ago.

            My half is Saturday NIGHT-yuck. It will be at 100% humidity and 90, I am sure. What are the temps that y'all are running in?

            melo-can you make the pizza crust with Pamela's baking mix? Or cauliflower? I've never tried zoodles. For my kids I still just buy pasta and I did not love pasta before so it was easy for me to give up. But I will try them for the kids.

            I made really good simple chicken parm on the go this weekend. I got a deal on a bunch of free range chickens so I bought 10 of them. I browned one on all sides in my pressure cooker with sea salt, garlic powder and pepper, and then scraped the bottom with an organic hard cider, added a little homemade broth, put the chicken on a rack in the cooker and cooked for 30 min. It was a 6 lb chicken!!! Anyway, I pulled the skin off and easily took all the meat off. I then made more broth with the bones in the pressure cooker.

            So, I took half the pulled meat and mixed it with Rao's marinara, a little Italian spice and some parmesan cheese-just stirred it all together then I baked it in individual dishes with more parm on top so it got bubbly. The kids LOVED it. It was nuts because it was so easy. And it was really nice to scoop some out for my husbands lunch today-very simple for on the go. Would be good with sautéed spinach in it too.

            I will maybe do a Mexican version with homemade enchilada sauce queso fresco rolled up in a low carb tortilla for the kids tonight and then just scoop the meat out for my husband for dinner and lunch top with avocado and fresh pico.

            3 doggy clients today and NO rain-they hate the thunder.

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            • Sorry to hear about your heat and humidity. Here in Sonoma county (NorCal) its been a runners dream, highs in the mid 70s with low humidity. Not doing a lot of running currently but when I do ts usually around 60 when I run first thing in the morning. (If I choose to do a long run on the trail along the ocean near Bodega Bay its in the 50s in the morning.) Good luck on your half marathon!
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              • Iowa has been much the same way - mid 70's with low humidity, which is really strange for this time of year. We're usually holed up in our houses with the A/C on and don't even think about going outside between 9 am and 8 pm. So very weird this year!
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Yay! I am so excited for my half tomorrow. I have my alien green shimmery sparkle skirt ready to go! I am expecting great things from myself. I just really want to finish under 2 hours since I finished past 2:00 last year-that was in the running rut I was in for a while when I switched to high fat--it was 97 last year. BUT we are in a cold snap now!!! Yippee! It was 71 today. Unheard of in Georgia in August. It is crazy comfortable.

                  I walked my doggie clients today to save my hamstrings. And I have a friend coming over to run the race from South Carolina. She wants to run slow. Maybe her slow is my fast?

                  canuck-wow. NoCal is my dream retirement. I would love to run there.

                  jenn-I guess I forgot you were in Iowa. I have runner friends on my relay team in Iowa. They love it.

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                  • The race was awesome!!! I ran 1:55. My split was so good but I faltered a bit at the end. It was really dark and they did not light it very well. Next year I will wear my headlamp. I was 10th in my old lady age group out of 210 so that is awesome. The masters champion female ran 1:24!!! OMG!

                    My right hamstring was sore, I guess from training on Thurs. It is really sore today. I biofreezed last night and took ibuprofen last night and this morning. I did some yoga. It is a medium throb not a sharp pain. But my friend ran an Ultra Ragnar yesterday and did 36 miles so I'm fine she is in PAIN.


                    I carried my water bottle and I used 2 nuuns during the race. I had 2 salt stick tablets-1 at mile 7 and 1 at mile 12. Since it was a night race I ate a late lunch. I had a filet over spinach with avocado with 1.5 cups of bone broth with sea salt. on the way to race I had a protein shake mixed with 2 cups of coffee. It was just odd because it was a 7pm start-and I get up at 5:30 in the morning. It was a super long day! My friend wanted to have food late so we went to a Mexican place and I had shrimp fajitas and just ate them off the plate with fresh guac.

                    My next half is August 31. I will do less squats the Thursday before that one.

                    Anyone else run this weekend?

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                    • Hi all!

                      I have an upcoming half marathon on 1 September, and would like to get some advice for the race.

                      I'm 17, female, 125lb, 1.6m, been primal since jan 2013. I'm already fat adapted, I run 12-18km once a week on top of my sports training (6 days a week) to train for it.

                      Is there anything I can take note of or any tips anyone can provide?

                      Thanks!

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                      • Hi Relaygirl! I attempted my 13 miler this weekend. Oy, not good. I gave it up at 10.25 miles. Looking at the clues, I realized I drank entirely too much water while out there and threw off my electrolyte balance. I ordered some saltsticks, but I got the capsules instead of the tablets by accident. Do you think this will be a problem?

                        Running a 7 miler this weekend - that'll feel SO short! Then the half next weekend. I'm excited but apprehensive too. I'm hoping I can run the entire distance and have a decent time. I imagine my chip time is going to suck, but the only time I'm concerned about is the time on my garmin.

                        My unhappy foot is now unhappy FEET and ankles. My mom and I suspect it's arthritis since rest, the chiropractic treatments, epsom baths and anti-inflammatory therapy isn't working to alleviate the pain. Feet and ankles are SO incredibly stiff in the monring when I wake up and pained when I walk until about 11 am. I have to take ibuprofen to run. If I don't, I can't run.

                        I'm considering whole30 thru September and maybe part of October to see if it helps alleviate the pain b/c the pain didn't start until after I ended my last Whole30.

                        Anyhow, enough threadjack. I hope your day is going well. When is your next event?
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • jenn-do you make bone broth? Do you take magnesium? these are huge for my joint health. I would definitely whole 30. the older I get the more my mineral balance comes into play and my body reveals the issues. I think my hamstrings hurting was because of my mag levels--I had run out last week. I am going to add the Epsom salt baths and the supplement. eliminating dairy is big for me too-I digest it fine but my joints definitely ache more when I am eating dairy.

                          I drink 1 of my bottles during a run-it is 20 oz I think. Really, you need to be hydrated BEFORE the race. A lot of times I drink nothing for 13 miles. I only recently started carrying because I am trying to get the nuun's in for the potassium and salt while I run. I drink 1 gallon of water a day. I know there are articles about being water logged, etc. but I have found this is best for me. But I don't drink it while I run. I drink it spread out over the whole day.

                          I use the capsules too for salt stick. I don't think it matters-I pack them in a baggy in my Nathan water bottle holder with an extra nuun tablet.

                          jenn-did you take walk breaks early? if you take regular walk breaks it is much easier on your joints. your goal is to finish. You can do it!!!

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                          • cthy--you are so small and young I would say you need to be well nourished several days before your race-or start now with it. Have you ever run 13 miles? what kind of sport do you play? Is it hot and humid where you are? My son is a bit younger but I know a big deal for him is eating 3 square ultra healthy meals and that hardly EVER happens-I would really work on that. I don't always recommend it but if I were as young as you and knowing the diets of teens-even ones making a go at paleo-I would take a multi vitamin. And drink lots of water during the day. I would eat sweet potatoes every other day for the week before your race. I would keep your meals simple-like a small steak, green veg, sweet potato. Eggs, spinach, fruit, for a good breakfast. STRETCH!!!

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                            • Relaygirl - thanks for the reply!

                              This is my first half actually! I take part in sprint canoeing, and besides 3 water trainings a week, I lift heavy 2-3 times and run (short ones) 1-2 times. I'm very strict with my own diet most of the time, so adhering to healthy foods isn't a problem!

                              I live in an equatorial country so it's very hot and humid :/

                              I usually IF most days, around 16/8 split, so I just have a big lunch and dinner; I don't usually have breakfast cos I'm jut not hungry! I usually have a big piece of fatty meat, a huge pile of veg and if I need it, some carbs in the form of potatoes, white rice, bananas etc. macro split is about 50f/25p/15c, may up the carbs a little if I'm lifting/sprinting.

                              I'll take a tablespoon of coconut oil before my long runs, probably going for a 18k this weekend. Quite apprehensive about the race actually! My goal is 2h (which I'm sure is quite slow for your standards!)

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                              • Originally posted by relaygirl View Post
                                jenn-do you make bone broth? Do you take magnesium? these are huge for my joint health. I would definitely whole 30. the older I get the more my mineral balance comes into play and my body reveals the issues. I think my hamstrings hurting was because of my mag levels--I had run out last week. I am going to add the Epsom salt baths and the supplement. eliminating dairy is big for me too-I digest it fine but my joints definitely ache more when I am eating dairy.

                                I drink 1 of my bottles during a run-it is 20 oz I think. Really, you need to be hydrated BEFORE the race. A lot of times I drink nothing for 13 miles. I only recently started carrying because I am trying to get the nuun's in for the potassium and salt while I run. I drink 1 gallon of water a day. I know there are articles about being water logged, etc. but I have found this is best for me. But I don't drink it while I run. I drink it spread out over the whole day.

                                I use the capsules too for salt stick. I don't think it matters-I pack them in a baggy in my Nathan water bottle holder with an extra nuun tablet.

                                jenn-did you take walk breaks early? if you take regular walk breaks it is much easier on your joints. your goal is to finish. You can do it!!!
                                I'm not a big bone broth fan... I've made some but have not taken a liking to it. I sometimes take magnesium. I have magnesium oxide at home (I think that's what it is). Is that sufficient? I usually will take 500 mg after I run long.

                                I drink 55 or so oz of fluid each day. I was really thirsty during my last run b/c it was warmer out than I'm used to. We've had a really cool summer so bumping into the 80's made for a thirsty girl.

                                I picked up some MSM (1000 mg) and some Tumeric (47.5 mg of curcumin) capsules last night. Someone said the tumeric is a non-pain relieving NSAID and the MSM is supposed to be good for joint flexibility. I also take 3 cod liver capsules each day, which is supposed to help. Oh, and the Tart Cherry at bedtime (2000 mg). The Tart Cherry really helps with the AM stiffness.

                                Whole30 is coming very soon. I do really poorly if I start at odd times, so I'm starting 1 sep. Yes, that's the day of my half, but considering I have two (maybe 3) following it, and it may not benefit the first half, it'll benefit the second, and the 3rd if I decide to do one in October, with my last one being in December.

                                I did the first 6 halves using the Galloway interval system. I want to run one from start to finish, without walk breaks (only stopping to walk during water stops). Unfortunately, presently I take a few stop and stand breaks. I'll stop, drink a bit of water, then get going again. I don't do well drinking while running. Sometimes these water breaks are a bit extended, and I'm trying to stop doing that. They've become more frequent recently (last couple of weeks). This defeats the purpose of no walk breaks - at least when I walk, I'm still making forward progress, but mentally they feel different. Anyhow, I want to run one start to finish without walk breaks. That is my goal for the September 1 race, and hopefully the 22 September race. I'm not as concerned about the December race b/c I'll be doing it with a friend who is doing her first and I'll follow her lead on that one.

                                Anyhow, thanks for all the advice and insight. I appreciate it.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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