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Old June 29th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #41
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I remember running once several years ago in Phoenix in September - after about four miles I was wondering -man I must not be pushing it because I am not dripping. So I went a couple more miles before heading back to the hotel.

Needless to say I found out later that it was so dry and hot that the sweat was evaporated right off me. Cramps and pain for two days. Could not find enough Gatorade to make me right!

Give me the SoFla humidity any day!
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Old June 29th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #42
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Well I heard that in AZ, theres no humidity so super hot is not as big of a deal.
That's what people told me before I moved here ... "It's a DRY HEAT!"

Have you ever fried an egg on the sidewalk??? Well, you can in AZ!!!

Think convection oven and you'll have an idea of what it's like here in Phoenix ...
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Old June 29th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #43
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Give me the SoFla humidity any day!
To each their own ... I'd MUCH rather have the dry heat.

Sweat cools you down more when it evaporates. I'd much rather have high temps and low humidity.

This applies to cold temperatures also - I went to Cornell in Ithaca, NY. I used to talk about "coming down to college".

People would correct me. "You mean going up".

"No, I mean I came south to school".

"Oh yea, where are you from?"

"Alaska".

The next words out of their mouth was usually "Boy, I bet you think it's warm here". Ithaca would get these cold breezes off the lake, and even in the winter it was always miserably humid.

"Heck no! I'm FREEZING".

That astounded people. Nothing is more cold than 33 degrees and raining, and I went to get the mail once at 50 below in a short sleeved shirt.

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Old June 29th, 2007, 03:25 AM   #44
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Have you ever fried an egg on the sidewalk??? Well, you can in AZ!!!
That egg will fry just a little bit faster here in Palm Springs, CA. We average about 3 degrees higher than Phoenix year round. The forecast for July 4 is a balmy 114 degrees.

I get my skating in at crack-o-butt dawn during the summer when it's much cooler, usually only 85-90 degrees.

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Old June 29th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #45
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"No, I mean I came south to school".

"Oh yea, where are you from?"

"Alaska".

The next words out of their mouth was usually "Boy, I bet you think it's warm here". Ithaca would get these cold breezes off the lake, and even in the winter it was always miserably humid.

"Heck no! I'm FREEZING".
My situation’s somewhat similar, but not: I moved to The South from Hawai‘i. Not only is it significanty warmer and five times as hurricane prone UP here, but when I’ve been mistaken for a yankee, I can bust out the whole “I moved a thousand miles north!” bit. They hate that.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 12:24 PM   #46
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JGwinner

I grew up just south of the Adirondacks and was a paperboy. I would look at the thermometer in the dining room to figure out how to dress before leaving the house around 5.45 am to deliver the papers. One morning the thermometer was "broken". No it only went to 30 below. It was 32 below zero. I was 14 and told my parents "when I'm old enough I'm not living here - I'm going to Florida".

At 17 I entered the University of Miami and never left!
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Old June 29th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #47
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Well, on those ramps I skate on now, touch them and you sizzle lol!

But I'm drinking about a liter of water at the park now!

Today if its not RAINING, it should be cooler finally.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 10:37 PM   #48
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Sometimes 3/4 of the way through the skate the Gatorade gets hard to swallow - almost seems thick it's so sweet. So taking Sk8crazy's advice I've been playing with my Gatorade/water mixture. I started with 50-50 but found it went down too easy and it was gone too soon. Makes the last mile sooooo long. Today I rolled with the 80-20 mixture and that seemed to work real well. Thanks for the tip!!!
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Old July 1st, 2007, 10:47 PM   #49
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I grew up just south of the Adirondacks...
ditto. Whenever i go back to visit, i have a good time driving over to Syracuse to skate the trail at Onondoga Lake. I've also skated dozens of laps around the oval drive in the central quad of my Alma Mater College last time i was there for Homecoming weekend, before everyone else got out of bed. It;s the most fun i ever had at that college. LOL.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 10:48 PM   #50
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How does the sugar help? I dont use any. But I was thinking if I start to go longer and run out of gas, just start packing some fruit. Hum......

This week is going to be MUCH cooler!!
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Old July 1st, 2007, 10:55 PM   #51
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Sometimes 3/4 of the way through the skate the Gatorade gets hard to swallow - almost seems thick it's so sweet.
The same company makes another sports drink called Propel. I don't know all the differences between the two, but I can name two off the top of my head: it's got a much thinner, less syrupy taste to it; and it's the only sports drink I can find in stores that doesn't contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. Those two facts may be related, but I can't swear to it.

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Old July 1st, 2007, 10:58 PM   #52
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Accelerade is the same company as Endurox, and i thought that gatorade was a different company, but i could be wrong. Endurox Excel appears to just be endurox in tablet form.

Accelerade tastes good, IMO. I've tried Gu2o also, and that has very little to no flavor.
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i just edited my post after looking it up. See above, different companies apparently. Correct me if i;m wrong.
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One of us needs to start using smilies to indicate [attempts at] humor.

Probably me.
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Sometimes 3/4 of the way through the skate the Gatorade gets hard to swallow - almost seems thick it's so sweet. So taking Sk8crazy's advice I've been playing with my Gatorade/water mixture. I started with 50-50 but found it went down too easy and it was gone too soon. Makes the last mile sooooo long. Today I rolled with the 80-20 mixture and that seemed to work real well. Thanks for the tip!!!
Hey Streetsk8r ... glad the 80/20 mixture helps you. But I might add, the only gatorade flavour I and my husband use is "cool blue". We both find that it isn't as sweet or syrupy as the other flavours.

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 05:06 AM   #57
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I looked at hydration packs today, but they seem to be for those gel mixtures. I ran into a couple of runners that said they work OK for water too, maybe I'll get a set.

Was hoping for a pair of 'regular' bottles but maybe those little bottles would be better.

I drank 5 glasses of water and didn't hit the 'boys room' so I guess I was dehydrated. It was only 80 or so.

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 10:37 AM   #58
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The same company makes another sports drink called Excel.
I think you're talking about Propel, unless the Gatorade folks are marketing something different down there in the confederate states.

No high fructose corn syrup, but it does contain sucrose syrup and the taste is the most "syrupy" of the 3 "light" sports drinks I've tried. To my taste buds, Powerade Option is slightly less syrupy.

By far, the best of the lower-calorie sports drinks I've had is Fruitwater, by Glaceau. There are just 50 calories in a 20 oz bottle, and sweetening is by crystalline fructose. It contains calcium, potassium, and magnesium. The taste is crisp, like water with just a hint of flavor and sweetness. No syrup at all.

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 11:32 AM   #59
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I think you're talking about Propel, unless the Gatorade folks are marketing something different down there in the confederate states.
That's why I returned to this thread, to correct myself. I posted the above from work yesterday, where I don't have a bunch of Propel bottles laying around. While making coffee at home this morning however, I saw the bottles on the counter (in various stages of rinse/reuse) and realized my mistake.

As for things being rather different down here south of the Manson/Nixon line, that is, sadly, all too true.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 01:51 PM   #60
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Well, today its only going to be 81! Woo-hoo!!

And I talked to my Dad. He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. He says it doesnt get at hot or cold down there!! Man, I"m jealous! But I do like where I live right now.
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