Lurking no more!
Silver - I would give it 2 hours to eat before you go out. If I am club running in the evening I usually eat a banana a couple of hours before I just cant face having a dinner before I go out. Problem is, if I am getting home at 8.30 I don't eat then either I know thats not right either as I found out the week before last when I was totally shattered and I really think that was down to no fuel in my body
If I am racing which will always usually be in the morning, I have pasta the night before then a bowl of porridge for breakfast, this seems to work ok
Only you know your own body, if you don't want to have dins before you go out have a banana and a couple of cereal bars to fuel you then eat pasta, jacket potato etc when you get home. If you prefer to eat before just make sure you don't over indulge so it sits heavy.
I know its classed as breakfast but why not have a bowl of porridge a while before you go out in the evening, its one of the best for energy. I use the ones all ready with the syrup in, add milk and put in the microwave....hey presto 2mins all ready.....keep an eye on it so it doesn't go lumpy
Put some jelly babies or anything from Haribo in your running bag, take a couple in your pocket on runs and if you flag they are great for a quick sugar fix to give you some energy
It tickled me when I heard they actually have jelly baby stations at some long races
haha in theory yes Haribos are only allowed for races never actually tried to eat anything whilst running yet its bad enough at the water stations and soaking yourself haha
Well done on the club run, good that you still feel the same and enjoying it. You need to enter a race and see how great that is
Stripes - well done on the 4 miles
Well I have had 2 days rest now, fuelled up on an Indian last night and ready for a club run at 5.15
Oh and all my new hi viz stuff came y/day from Sweat Shop, you are defo going to see me out running hehe
That was entertaining reading! Thanks, I was meant to be feeding the ducks with my children but got caught up on here, it's ok as they haven't noticed. Off out now but had to say hello after all that!
I'm not really qualified to comment as I'm under the unofficial 40+ (significantly) and could no more complete 10k than I could complete a marathon. I'm 27 and only just got into running after having my second baby who's not quite 4 months old yet. I'm loving it, this is so much fun. I've got the running bug.
I have my first 5k on Sat and I'll be run/walk-ing it! I'm aiming to do it before 50 mins but if I finish it in one piece I'll still be proud of myself! I've only been doing it for 6 weeks or so so I'll let myself off.
I don't have a sweet tooth, I eat the odd choc bar but nothing excessive.
Now Stripes and Silver please takenote and listen carefully - The Haribos or jelly babies are an instant energy boost ONLY WHEN FLAGGING IN A RACE not when you fancy a few sweets haha
I must be boring too, I eat pretty healthily, one takeout a month if that, virtually give up drinking since May (yawn yawn if thats what that face is <------) Drink use to be my only vice to be honest, according to my husband I was a binge drinker hardly touched any during the week thinking how good I was then at the weekend drank it like it was going out of fashion haha I love my wine my wine rack has been full for months now, its amazing
I often think when I tell people running has changed my life, they must think yeah right, but it seriously has
Stripes - in all honesty anything 10K or less you shouldn't need a drink if you are properly hydrated. My logic for dealing with the drink stations in plastic cups is, if you really need a drink, take one get out of the way stop and drink it then get going OR pah to the drink and don't waste time haha
Run England Club tonight so will only be a short run of around 3ish miles
Maladroit - we are here to entertain please join us when you can and to hell with your age lol
Good luck with your first 5K you will love it
Come back and let us know how you get on
Don't know if you saw my post above, we all seemed to post at once
Hi Viz tops, all my bottoms are black. I have 2 flashing band thingy things that you can put round your arms or legs.....lovely haha
5.15 run so back before dark, not for much longer thought clocks alter soon
Hi Maladroit. I'm not the newbie anymore! We'll let you off the 40+ rule, anyway I'm only 39 and 10 and a bit months. Think all of us have got a serious case of the running bug. Good luck with the 5k. We want a full report
You are right Silver, I am definitely a waffler!
Booey, you have done well to cut down the alcohol, I am a binge drinker, rarely drink from Sunday to Thursday but have been trying to cut down at the weekend as well.
I only really drink Real Ale but I do like the odd glass of red wine. I obviously don't have a sophisticated palate because I think that all white wine tastes like paint stripper
Yeah, agree about the drinks stop, was quite focused at halfway anyway and would have only spilled it. I drink a lot of water every day as a rule and don't struggle with hydration however that may be different if and when I start hitting longer distances on my long weekend run. I don't want to have anything to carry though so may need to get a belt. Don't know how people use those handheld bottles, would drive me potty.
Silver - I don't have the email notifications on either its just to risky at work. Something was mentioned the other day about internet use so I am trying to be a tad careful and deleting my history everyday.
Well I did my Run England club run last night. The first half was a fair bit of hill work which wasn't always easy and it takes me a good mile to get into a rythmn and sort my breathing out. We took advantage of it still being light and went out of the town and round a golf course which was nice and covered 5K in all
Out with DRR (Daventry Road Runners) tonight so looking forward to that, the ladies have already text me to say they are going which is nice of them
Blimey tried posting this for last 2 hours but I think site has been down!
I know what you mean on the internet use. We tell the young lads in the office to not abuse it so I should also be a bit more restrained. Don't get into any trouble yourself - just ignore the messages if you can't respond.
Can't believe you are out 2 nights running. Are you a machine - don't you need to rest? I figure I deserve a day off between runs and to be honest my body needs it. That said I went on Google Earth yesterday and worked out that we ran over 10k at the club run the previous night.
I have to say when I started I didn't think I'd last the whole hour as I felt v. stressed from work and had real aches in my neck and back but by the time I finished I felt great. Very loose and relaxed and I slept like a baby. Well I would have done if my 4 year old hadn't come into our bedroom at 1.30 and got into our bed. God they can wriggle! Its not something we encourage but sometimes I just cant be bothered with the arguments putting them back to bed at that time.
Did you use the flashing light thingys when you were out last night?
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