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2/21/15 11:15 P

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I always have a coffee before my morning workout, but I make sure I have plenty of water during my swim. I also have a nice carb breakfast after :)

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2/19/15 6:20 P

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They don't test for the Senior Games, thank goodness! I think I'd fail with all of my asthma drugs!

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Yup. Today I took the decongestant pseudoephedrine and that pumps you up pretty good too. Taking coffee on top of that would send my hear rate skyrocketing....

Are there rules for your swim meet about 'banned' substances?

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2/19/15 4:36 P

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I was researching what to eat/drink before my swims and found this little blurb about coffee...

"Caffeine has previously been criticised within sport and exercise nutrition, but recent research has shown that it can be positive for performance. For example, if you are a habitual tea or coffee drinker, these drinks will contribute to your daily fluid intake (not just water) and in smaller doses donít dehydrate you, as we have been previously led to believe.
Caffeine is also often used by elite swimmers due to its ability to stimulate the brain and make training feel easier."

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