"Do y'all know if they will filter the race results by the wetsuit category? When I look at my finish time there are several women that came in before me at the finish line, but they wore wetsuits and I didn't--
Michael: congrats on…"
"I want to throw my thanks to Robert as well for starting this group. I learned a lot from y'all that I was able to implement on race day. I actually came in 15 minutes before my "goal time". Thanks again Robert. And to those people…"
"I swam Saturday and noticed the fuel smell, which I thought was pretty strong. Not to mention you cant see 12" in front of you. I just don't understand the reason not to have waves--if we we're swimming in a larger body of water,…"
"No, Imodium (or things like Ibuprofen or Tylenol for joint pain) are not recommended, especialy before/during the workout. You may be taking TOO many Endurolytes for the run. Frankly, about 100-200mg extra sodium per hour beyond typical sports drink…"
"Gpd, thanks for the info. I'm going to definately take an Imodium before I hop on the bike--thank you for that.
So the Right Stuff that I add to my water has at total of 1780mg of sodium per vial. I took three vials while on the bike. I…"
"GDP, Im glad you cleared up my post on the use of products like immodium. I'm guilty of repeating information given to me by a prior coach... At 5 a.m. You sometimes don't think clearly. Maybe I should've slept in a holiday inn…"
"As an MD is guess I should comment. immodium is safe and will NOT cause problems with absorption of nutrients and electrolytes. I take ammonium before every race I have ever done.
Also drinking water will not cause diarrhea either.
"Ahh - the old sloshy belly ... so much fun :) ... Re calories you may be a little light, but you know you body given the endurance racing you have done in the past. Personally I cram in over 600 cals an hour (nearer 800) on the bike at 175lbs -…"
"Well after some sleep and food this morning I went back and figured out what went wrong--Phil you got it--way too much water. I've suffered with dehydration in the past, so I'm always drinking now, well in this case WAY too much. I…"
"I would highly advise against you taking any antidiarrheal med as a
Preventive measure. It can severely affect your absorption of nutrients and fluids especially under the stress of heavy exertion. One episode does not predict future recurrence and…"
"Michele - I'm not a doc, but would advise against Imodium unless you absolutely need it like for a race. You may have picked up a tummy bug and the run simply made it kick off. Immodium would not help the problem as it blocks you up and you…"