How do you feel about running and caffeine? Do you think it gives you a boost. I like how the Clif gels have different levels of it and most gels now do, and usually I just drink tea before running. One week before my long run I drank maybe 4 oz of coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker but that run went really well! Today I did 9 miles and had maybe 10 mg caffeine via gels. I'm usually not a caffeine person but I've heard small amounts can boost your performance. What do you think?
Instant oatmeal - this is random, but rather than buying the big thing with added sugar, I want to just make my own in bags for on the go (especially for Bill @ work). I tried it and added in some brown sugar and cinnamon but it wasn't that good. Any tips for making this?
The swim part - My sister signed up for the Philly triathlon in June and I was planning to do the same and then I started freaking out about the swim part - is it scary? Is it safe? I'm a strong swimmer but I'll freak out if I'm getting kicked and mangled. Help?! What is the swim like in a tri?
By the way, I haven't swam in almost 2 weeks. Bill has been going in early and I've missed a few days because of that, and a few because I just want to sleep a little later.