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Date: 12 Jun 2007 06:38:08
From: shane
Subject: running and coffee
I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.

"Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
are filled up for Grandma's weekend.

"A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
always water, and they are really excited.""

Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
weeked and I drink coffee.

Shane





 
Date: 18 Jun 2007 08:51:53
From: shane
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Jun 14, 9:15 am, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com > wrote:
> On Jun 12, 6:58 pm, b...@smithfarms.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:38:08 -0700, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com>
> > wrote:
>
> > >I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
> > >annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
> > >weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.
>
> > >"Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
> > >are filled up for Grandma's weekend.
>
> > >"A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
> > >up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
> > >Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
> > >always water, and they are really excited.""
>
> > >Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
> > >weeked and I drink coffee.
>
> > >Shane
>
> > And when I ran- 10 ks and not marathons:), coffee was important to me
> > too. It does zip you up and get your ready and then I had diluted
> > coke along the way. I have walked Marathons and always had coffee then
> > too. Maybe the writer was talking about newbie runners?
>
> > Good luck Shane!
>
> > aloha,
> > Cea
> > roast beans to kona to email
> > farmers of Pure Kona- Hide quoted text -
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> > - Show quoted text -
>
> Thanks Cea! The marathon should be a fun time.
>
> Shane- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

In case anyone is interested. I finished the marathon with a time of
3:35:47. It was on the warm side. I was too lazy to make coffee in
the morning before the race.
I did use some "espresso" flavored energy gel

Shane



  
Date: 18 Jun 2007 06:00:27
From:
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 08:51:53 -0700, shane <shane.olson@juno.com >
wrote:

>On Jun 14, 9:15 am, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 12, 6:58 pm, b...@smithfarms.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> > On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:38:08 -0700, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com>
>> > wrote:
>>> > Good luck Shane!
>>
>> > aloha,
>> > Cea
>> > roast beans to kona to email
>> > farmers of Pure Kona- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> > - Show quoted text -
>>
>> Thanks Cea! The marathon should be a fun time.
>>
>> Shane- Hide quoted text -
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>> - Show quoted text -
>
>In case anyone is interested. I finished the marathon with a time of
>3:35:47. It was on the warm side. I was too lazy to make coffee in
>the morning before the race.
>I did use some "espresso" flavored energy gel
>
>Shane
Oh wow Shane, that is great! You are a speedy runner!
Congratulations. I hardly think "lazy" is the right word either for
going out to do 26.2 miles:).

(I've had some of that gel during the training for a marathon, but I
chose vanilla. Tasted like pudding after a while.)

I am impressed wiht your time and I bet you are pleased.

aloha,
Cea
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


 
Date: 14 Jun 2007 07:15:11
From: shane
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Jun 12, 6:58 pm, b...@smithfarms.com wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:38:08 -0700, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> >I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
> >annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
> >weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.
>
> >"Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
> >are filled up for Grandma's weekend.
>
> >"A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
> >up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
> >Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
> >always water, and they are really excited.""
>
> >Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
> >weeked and I drink coffee.
>
> >Shane
>
> And when I ran- 10 ks and not marathons:), coffee was important to me
> too. It does zip you up and get your ready and then I had diluted
> coke along the way. I have walked Marathons and always had coffee then
> too. Maybe the writer was talking about newbie runners?
>
> Good luck Shane!
>
> aloha,
> Cea
> roast beans to kona to email
> farmers of Pure Kona- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Thanks Cea! The marathon should be a fun time.

Shane



 
Date: 13 Jun 2007 06:33:34
From: shane
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Jun 13, 12:07 am, "Ed Needham" <e...@NOSPAMhomeroaster.com > wrote:
> Years ago, when I was into competitive cycling and long distance rides, I
> tried a home-made blend of water, coffee, sugar, and salt, to see how it
> would affect my performance. As compared to my tried and true fluid
> replacement drink, I pooped out early and got leg cramps. I had a similar
> experience just using Coca Cola as a fluid replacement. Not good.
> Caffeine might help short burst types of performance, but I don't think i=
t's
> any good for endurance.
> --
> *********************
> Ed Needham=AE
> "to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com
> (include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
> *********************
>
> "shane" <shane.ol...@juno.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1181655488.125290.297780@x35g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> >I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
> > annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
> > weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.
>
> > "Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
> > are filled up for Grandma's weekend.
>
> > "A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
> > up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
> > Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
> > always water, and they are really excited.""
>
> > Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
> > weeked and I drink coffee.
>
> > Shane- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

It sounds then, like replacing fluids with caffeinated beverages is
not a good idea.
However a moderate amount of coffee in addition to other endurance
beverages, food and supplements, is probably not harmful and may be of
some benefit.

Often people try to use caffeine to compensate for their lack of
training and then they run into issues.

Shane



 
Date: 13 Jun 2007 01:07:45
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: running and coffee
Years ago, when I was into competitive cycling and long distance rides, I
tried a home-made blend of water, coffee, sugar, and salt, to see how it
would affect my performance. As compared to my tried and true fluid
replacement drink, I pooped out early and got leg cramps. I had a similar
experience just using Coca Cola as a fluid replacement. Not good.
Caffeine might help short burst types of performance, but I don't think it's
any good for endurance.
--
*********************
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"
http://www.homeroaster.com
(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
*********************


"shane" <shane.olson@juno.com > wrote in message
news:1181655488.125290.297780@x35g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
> annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
> weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.
>
> "Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
> are filled up for Grandma's weekend.
>
> "A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
> up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
> Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
> always water, and they are really excited.""
>
> Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
> weeked and I drink coffee.
>
> Shane
>




 
Date: 12 Jun 2007 13:58:28
From:
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:38:08 -0700, shane <shane.olson@juno.com >
wrote:

>I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
>annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
>weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.
>
>"Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
>are filled up for Grandma's weekend.
>
>"A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
>up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
>Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
>always water, and they are really excited.""
>
>Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
>weeked and I drink coffee.
>
>Shane

And when I ran- 10 ks and not marathons:), coffee was important to me
too. It does zip you up and get your ready and then I had diluted
coke along the way. I have walked Marathons and always had coffee then
too. Maybe the writer was talking about newbie runners?

Good luck Shane!

aloha,
Cea
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


 
Date: 12 Jun 2007 20:04:45
From: normstar
Subject: Re: running and coffee
I'm a bodybuilder - I prefer not to run unless I am being chased - and
most pre-workout energy supplements contain caffeine as well. Funny
thing is, I have a high tolerance for caffeine in espresso and other
supplements, but once I tried 200mg Caffeine pills and they gave me a
headache!

PS - back in the day, Arnold and his boys would take 200mg Caffeine,
325mg Aspirin and 20mg Ephedrine and that makes the best fat burner
ever. They'd take it 3x per day, staggered one day on and one day
off. Anyway, some useless knowledge for ya...

n*



 
Date: 12 Jun 2007 11:33:05
From: shane
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Jun 12, 12:38 pm, kern <KernH...@gmail.com > wrote:
> I run (or more often ran) and I love coffee, although I never drank it
> before races or even around races. Caffeine is dehydrating, and you
> really don't want to be dehydrated for long distance runs. Also, from
> what I've heard from nurses and such, it's overworking your
> capillaries and causes them to burst, and could potentially cause mini-
> strokes.
>
> So, I see what the quoted man is saying: The runners are always
> hydrating, not dehydrating.

As far as caffeine and running go, I have noticed that most energy
gels come in caffeinated versions.




 
Date: 12 Jun 2007 10:38:30
From: kern
Subject: Re: running and coffee

I run (or more often ran) and I love coffee, although I never drank it
before races or even around races. Caffeine is dehydrating, and you
really don't want to be dehydrated for long distance runs. Also, from
what I've heard from nurses and such, it's overworking your
capillaries and causes them to burst, and could potentially cause mini-
strokes.

So, I see what the quoted man is saying: The runners are always
hydrating, not dehydrating.



  
Date: 12 Jun 2007 21:38:27
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: running and coffee


   
Date: 14 Jun 2007 07:40:39
From: Sherpa
Subject: Re: running and coffee


D. Ross wrote:
>


    
Date: 14 Jun 2007 02:22:12
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: running and coffee



   
Date: 13 Jun 2007 10:37:56
From:
Subject: Re: running and coffee
Although I can't take the time to find and cite a source right now, I
seem to recall that caffeine before anaerobic workout enhances calorie
burning.

I run primarily to allow me to eat what I want to, so I always
coffee-up prior to lacing up the New Balances.







    
Date: 13 Jun 2007 10:40:18
From:
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:37:56 -0700, Rogue Ja wrote:

>Although I can't take the time to find and cite a source right now, I
>seem to recall that caffeine before anaerobic workout enhances calorie
>burning.
>
>I run primarily to allow me to eat what I want to, so I always
>coffee-up prior to lacing up the New Balances.
>
>
>
>
I guess it is into the OT<g >, but after breaking my leg, running was
too hard, but I do walk at least 20 miles a week for the very same
reason. So I can eat what I want- and to enjoy the fresh quiet air in
the morning.

Mine are Mizunos, though:)

aloha,
Cea
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


 
Date: 12 Jun 2007 18:11:36
From: Danny
Subject: Re: running and coffee
shane wrote:
> I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
> annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
> weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.
>
> "Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
> are filled up for Grandma's weekend.
>
> "A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
> up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
> Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
> always water, and they are really excited.""
>
> Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
> weeked and I drink coffee.
>
> Shane
>

I often attend the Great south run (half marathon) and many runners
consume a double espresso before the race.

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
(apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)



 
Date: 12 Jun 2007 08:37:46
From: JulesG
Subject: Re: running and coffee
On Jun 12, 9:38 am, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com > wrote:
> I got a chuckle out of this quote from a newspaper article. The
> annual Grandma's marathon in Duluth Minnesota is taking place this
> weekend and the local paper is full of article about the event.
>
> "Mary Henry of Bluefin Bay Resort, 100 miles away in Tofte, said they
> are filled up for Grandma's weekend.
>
> "A lot of people make a mini-vacation out of it," she said. "They come
> up from Chicago or the Twin Cities on Thursday and stay as long as
> Sunday. ... You can always tell the runners. They never drink coffee,
> always water, and they are really excited.""
>
> Runners never drink coffee? Amusing, I am running the marathon this
> weeked and I drink coffee.
>
> Shane


Humm... Not only do many athletes drink coffee but it is known to
increase performances if taken reasonably before exercise.