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rusty roadrunner
5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 7:48PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm going to be running my first marathon in a long time at the MCM. I'd like to hear some thoughts/experiences about 5 Hour Energy (not that I plan to need it for that long). Does it really work or is it a gimic? Any health/safety issues with it?
megahurtz
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 8:05PM - in reply to rusty roadrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I drink the stuff like crazy before races, so I would like to hear thoughts on this.

My own: it works, and I like it.
dudez
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 8:24PM - in reply to rusty roadrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Cant say anything for a marathon but this shit works wonders in short races. I negative split my 5k race last week by 10 seconds even though I felt flat at the two mile. It gives you energy you didn't know you had. And I guess technically, you dont.
whirledpeas
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 8:24PM - in reply to rusty roadrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
it just gives you a moderate caffeine jack, like a couple cups of coffee. seems to me that one of those drinks gives you just about the right amount of caffeine for enhanced racing performance.

we probably should talk about caffeine as a performance enhancing drug--cause that's what it does.
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RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 8:28PM - in reply to whirledpeas Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

whirledpeas wrote:


we probably should talk about caffeine as a performance enhancing drug--cause that's what it does.



So does pasta. Call the whaaaaambulance.
Braylon Edwards
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 8:41PM - in reply to rusty roadrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The first time I took five hour energy I didn't feel bad afterwards. You know usually you take a energy drink and along the next three hours at some point you just hit the wall, and I never hit that wall. It's just a natural energy that stuck with me for a while, five hours or so. One of my friends on the team, a guy I'm with a lot, he uses it and he likes it, you know he calls me and make sure I have two when I come in in the morning cause he always needs one, I say, "well go buy your own", but I'm kinda like the five hour designated driver. Five hour energy, I use it, I love it.

Braylon Edwards
skepticalone
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 9:07PM - in reply to Braylon Edwards Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It really messes with your matabolisim. Basically it shocks your system, and the effects (on metabolism last a couple days).

Being runners I doubt it is that bad for us, however I would imagine it can really mess with your typical desk jockey that uses the stuff.
Harland Williams
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 9:15PM - in reply to skepticalone Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
5 hour energy is nothing compared to 6 hour power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9mioHO4hoM
Ender
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 9:25PM - in reply to Harland Williams Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Harland Williams wrote:

5 hour energy is nothing compared to 6 hour power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9mioHO4hoM

LOL
todaysvoiceofreason3
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 9:38PM - in reply to rusty roadrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Rush order some of Jason's Satan 666 stuff instead!
Great stuff
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 10:21PM - in reply to rusty roadrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I took it before one of my marathons but not the other. The marathon that I took it before, I had a great race--felt great, finished strong. The other one didn't go so well. Could be a coincidence, but I've taken it before shorter races and feel like it helps. I even find that if I take it in a nonrunning setting, I'm able to be more awake and alert at work.
MAYEROFF
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/27/2009 10:57PM - in reply to todaysvoiceofreason3 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

todaysvoiceofreason3 wrote:

Rush order some of Jason's Satan 666 stuff instead!


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db87
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 1:11AM - in reply to MAYEROFF Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
a high school runner died this last week after passing out at the finish line. it was a brutally hot day but it is rumored he drank an energy drink before the race....
common
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 4:18AM - in reply to db87 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I heard he ate some breakfast cereal, also. But I think I'll blame it on the fact that it was 100F at race time rather than try to imply that an energy drink had anything to do with it. At least until the medical examiner confirms he died of heat stroke.

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Lopez had been at Mercy Medical Center since being flown there by helicopter Wednesday after a three-mile Northern Athletic League race that saw the temperature reach more than 100 degrees.

http://www.redding.com/news/2009/sep/28/yreka-mourns-runners-death
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Shiiiiizzzz
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 7:38AM - in reply to common Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I run for a university and I thought one of the NCAA compliance meetings we had said that caffeine in reasonably high amounts was illegal. Wouldn't 5 hour energy drinks right before a race result in a positive test?
JR Ewing
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 7:46AM - in reply to rusty roadrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Galen Rupp used to pour it on a wrap that he used to wear on his leg in college races.
Blurbalberry
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 8:19AM - in reply to Shiiiiizzzz Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
if it's over the legal amount of caffeine then yes. however, it's not, so no.



Shiiiiizzzz wrote:

I run for a university and I thought one of the NCAA compliance meetings we had said that caffeine in reasonably high amounts was illegal. Wouldn't 5 hour energy drinks right before a race result in a positive test?
notthatmushccc
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 8:48AM - in reply to Shiiiiizzzz Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Shiiiiizzzz wrote:

I run for a university and I thought one of the NCAA compliance meetings we had said that caffeine in reasonably high amounts was illegal. Wouldn't 5 hour energy drinks right before a race result in a positive test?



Reasonably high = 500mg, or two and a half pills, or more than 2 energy drinks.

And in order to have 500mg in your system you would need to intake it all at the same time.
i do it for the lolz
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 8:58AM - in reply to skepticalone Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
http://www.5hourenergy.com/ingredients.asp

decide for yourself.

it's just vitamins and a little caffeine. it's VASTLY different than the refrigerator drinks - red bull, rockstar, etc. none of the guarana and herbal supplements in 5hour.
clear plastic bottle
RE: 5 hour energy drink 9/28/2009 8:59AM - in reply to Shiiiiizzzz Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Shiiiiizzzz wrote:

I run for a university and I thought one of the NCAA compliance meetings we had said that caffeine in reasonably high amounts was illegal. Wouldn't 5 hour energy drinks right before a race result in a positive test?



i don't think so. like the previous poster pointed out, i think you'd have to take in a massive amount of caffeine to "test positive."

anyway, i ran d1 and never heard of a runner being tested after a race. i wasn't a top guy so would not have been targeted, but did run in cc nats a few times, and still never heard about it. we just had the stupid, worthless hair tests randomly throughout the season. do they test after races now?
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