A Simple Running Log

July 18, 2017

Training for 7/18/17

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 10:04 am

Yesterday, I really did run a lap around the 10.1-mile loop, like I said I would. I’m honestly a little shocked. It wasn’t a great run — by the time I finally left the house, it had warmed up considerably — but it got done.

Most notable was the fact I made it through another long run on a hot day with NO DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS. I even had cheesecake after dinner the night before. Sugar, heat and running more than an hour, with no pit stops in the woods or a corn field — whose butt is this, anyway? Yep, I brought along the Roctane instead of plain water again. That’s three times. I am so so so hopeful I have found something here, and it’s not just a coincidence.

This morning, I went out much earlier for the easy 5-miler on today’s schedule. It wasn’t quite as hot as it’s been, but the humidity was still near 100 percent. Another sweaty, miserable run.



  1. Abby–
    Like you, I often have to make unanticipated stops (especially during long runs), sometimes more than once. Races are tough on my stomach too–the faster I run, the worse it is. What is the “Roctane” you mentioned?


    Comment by Kelly Tingle — July 19, 2017 @ 6:49 am | Reply

    • It’s GU Roctane Energy Drink Mix. You put a scoop or two in a water bottle and mix it up, and it’s like sipping on an energy gel over the course of the run, rather than eating one every 45 minutes or so. I don’t know if it’s the more continuous nutrition or what — or if it’s just been one big coincidence so far — but I have not had to stop to use the bathroom once that I’ve taken that on a run instead of plain water and gels. The only downside is it only comes in giant tubs, so if you buy some and don’t like it, you’ll have a ton left. Maybe if you’re interested I could give you some of ours to try? We got the Summit Tea flavor, which is surprisingly not gross.

      Comment by aschmid3 — July 19, 2017 @ 8:03 am | Reply

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