Endurance to the test with DRIVE! (Sponsored)
- 03-05-2011, 10:00 PM
Endurance to the test with DRIVE! (Sponsored)
I'm a serious runner looking to improve my 5K/10K times and got a bottle of Drive to see what kind of results I can get. I got it in the mail yesterday and plan to take 4 a day, the minimum amount per the bottle. I will also be stacking this with Cordygen V02 but will only take it a few days leading up to a race. Look for me to update this a few times a week with my mileage per day and also with race results. Today I ran a 5K in 22:03, last week I got 21:49. I also ran another 8 miles after the race so I got 11 miles total today. I have been averaging 40 miles a week and hope to see some more improvements in endurance. Looking to get faster!
- 03-05-2011, 11:18 PM
You're also selling yourself short by only dosing in the week pre-competition.
- 03-05-2011, 11:38 PM
^^ Agreed Rosie!
Many people use the dosing chart as a minimum amt based on size, I am sure that most increase the dose, I know I do. Dont wait to stack a week before the big race, your body needs to adapt to endurance events over a long stretch not in 7 days. The cardio may be improved but your muscles/tendons do n ot adapt as quickly so this could lead to injury.-OMEGA RecoverBro-
When an omega male is born it's game over
03-05-2011, 11:48 PM
03-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Got in 6 miles at a 9:00/mile pace and felt great, looking to hit 40-42 miles for the week. I took 4 Drive capsules today, no Cordygen. As far as dosing Drive, I weight 171, right in between the 2 and 3 caps a day. I've read that it takes some time to see the effects of Drive, and I wanted to try and make the bottle last longer so hopefully I can see some results. But if increasing the dosage would speed up seeing results, then I'll go with six a day. As far as the Cordygen, the bottle says to take 2-3 caps 45 min.-1 hour before an endurance event, nothing about taking everyday. Open to opinions.
03-06-2011, 11:18 PM
You DO realize that you dose TWICE daily, and that each dosage given is for that dosage, yes?
At your bodyweight you should be dosing 3 caps of Drive twice daily. Dosing less will mean you are not going to get the optimal effects from the product, and overdosing it does not mean that your effects will be any better.
Drive takes 7-10 days to kick in for males at the optimal dosage for their bodyweight.
03-07-2011, 12:25 PM
Sorry, I have been taking 4 a day and meant to type that but will increase to 3 cap's twice a day for a total of 6, don't know what I was thinking when I was typing. Will update later with my miles.
03-08-2011, 05:29 AM
in on this,i got a bunch of drive that i might stack with man blueprint and lean xtreme,now theirs an endurance cutting stack
03-08-2011, 06:41 AM
What are you guys eating????? I'm now on lean extreme and am looking at getting rpm and drive stack and cryogen v02 by friday. Drive and rpm suggested by Rosie and I'm looking forward to
Seeing my times get better
03-08-2011, 06:43 AM
03-08-2011, 06:48 AM
If you're only a recreational runner, your 10km pace is fine. If you're a competitive runner, then to get faster, you need to run, period, and your training programme should be tailored towards improving performance - if you're training correctly, you will improve, period.
As far as what anyone else is eating, as it pertains to you is irrelevant, since your nutrition needs to be catered specifically towards YOU.
03-08-2011, 06:58 AM
I spoke with my coach.
He said to eat clean, lean proteins,small portion of complex carbs and larger fibrous carb and small amount of fat at each meal. Pre workout is now 1/4 cup oatmeal with 10g whey for aminos and energy. Post w/o is a banana and a wpi shake
2900kcal a day minimum.lots of water and he is not fussed on a stim pre running to give me a kick
Thanks Rosie for helping me what u may say "get off my ass" and go and ask
03-08-2011, 07:06 AM
03-08-2011, 09:19 PM
03-08-2011, 09:50 PM
I got 7 miles yesterday, and took today off. FYI, I'm a former fattie turned runner who decided last year to get competitive. My gains have been slow, been putting quite a bit of speed work in.
About the diet, everyone's going to be different. I can tell you I mainly follow a high carb, moderate protein, and low fat diet with plenty of fish oil. My calorie intake depends on my training that day, but have been staying close to maintenance trying to maximize endurance gains.
03-09-2011, 04:25 AM
I have mod carb intake,mod protein,low fat.carbs for some reason and coach doesn't know why but I bloat and look puffy after eating say half a cup cooked brown rice at lunch with chicken and brocolli...feel weird
03-09-2011, 11:22 AM
03-09-2011, 05:57 PM
03-09-2011, 06:20 PM
If you want to know the GI of different foods, then I recommend looking for a table on the net, or get a book that contains GI tables - there's plenty of sources out there.
Sounds like you need to experiment to find out what your optimal pre-training meal time is for best performance.
03-09-2011, 07:12 PM
03-09-2011, 07:18 PM
03-09-2011, 08:26 PM
03-09-2011, 10:13 PM
03-09-2011, 10:25 PM
Ok.magazines,sports nutitiom system books.all contradict each other but I guess it's what sounds the better when broken down. My dilemma is that I need to lose 2-3kg for optimum running weight for racing and the question really is "how am I going to drop weight if I'm taking in glycogen to supply the exercise. That will not lead to any weight loss or subcontious fat loss but staying idle...I k ow I need to ask my coch but nutrition is not his s best side.he focuses more on functional areas of running I.e movement and relaxing when running through the hips
03-09-2011, 10:31 PM
Work on improving your performance and optimize your running that way. Look at your running technique - changing that to be optimal will make a difference to your performance. In fact, there are many factors excluding weight loss that can make a difference to your running performance.
Eating correctly and fueling your body is not going to be detrimental to your performance - on the other hand, starving yourself and being stupid with your nutrition WILL be. If you get your nutrition right, you can lose bodyfat (BODY COMPOSITION is important - SCALE WEIGHT is IRrelevant and means nothing) but maintain or even improve your performance - it's really not that hard.
03-09-2011, 10:40 PM
03-11-2011, 06:48 AM
I got in 4 good miles at tempo pace Wednesday and 7 yesterday at a easy pace. I may got to a 5K race tomorrow, will be 7 days on Drive then. Will report times if I go! Also possible bad news, my ITB started acting up in my right leg yesterday, first time in 7 months. I pray it doesn't come back, I dealt with it for a month last year. It completely sidelined me then, I went to the gym last night and did some hip exercises and plan to stretch!
03-11-2011, 01:49 PM
Hopefully it passes over! Anything to note from drive thus far dealing with mood, sleep, energy, endurance, etc?
03-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Bump. Looking forward to results. Have you considered a massage? Deep tissue massage? My ITBs are extremely tight and I get massaged on the calves and lower back to loosen and free that up first which gives me the ability to then try and free up the stagnant muscles which are tight through my hips. Hope you understand me.ask away If u are unsure
03-11-2011, 07:34 PM
03-13-2011, 04:39 PM
Got a total of 19 miles in the last three days with some intervals. I didn't run any races this weekend, but plan to run a 5K this coming Saturday. I haven't noticed anything with Drive yet, but really looking forward to the race this weekend.
03-14-2011, 04:05 AM
03-16-2011, 11:06 PM
Dosage has been 6 caps a day and still noticed nothing. I'm taking a few other supps so can't say I'm feeling anything out of the ordinary. I didn't run any races this past weekend but have a 5K this Saturday for sure. I'm really hoping to get below 21:30 or so. I've ran a lot since my last post.
03-19-2011, 12:54 PM
So the race went great, ended up setting a 6 second PR with 21:43 and could have done better had I maintained a faster pace early. 10K next weekend!
03-19-2011, 12:58 PM
03-19-2011, 01:14 PM
03-23-2011, 10:52 PM
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