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18/10/2011 at 12:32

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

18/10/2011 at 18:11
Did an easy 4 miles straight after work. Very windy but didn't go too bad. Breathing felt good but legs were a bit sluggish. Now what to have for tea
18/10/2011 at 21:08
Just back from another great club run. Probably covered 6 miles this evening but with a couple of breaks as we moved between streets. One long hill climb in there of about .75 miles and some speed work and some general running.

All felt great although I'm shattered and starving now so need to go search out food.

Thanks for eating tips Booey unfortunately I was in the same meeting from 9.30 til 5.30 with only a half hour break today so by the time I left and negotiated the M25 I didn't have time to eat. I'll take in your wisewords and prep better next time.

Just to confirm it's eat a banana before you run and then eat as many Haribos as you like while you are running. That is right isn't it?
Edited: 18/10/2011 at 22:11
19/10/2011 at 08:25

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

19/10/2011 at 08:55
Mmmmmm I love Haribos.

I ran in my new Hi Viz jacket and running tights last night. Never thought I'd be seen dead in that sort of get up esp the tights but they were sooo comfy and warm. I'll defo use them through the winter.

Even my wife said I looked ok in them now I've lost weight. I thought she would roll around laughing.

How far will you run with the club today Boo.

Now where can I get sone Haribos?
19/10/2011 at 11:34
I will have to try some Haribos. I'm not actually very keen on sweets. Shame I can't use Chocolate
Silver, club run sounded good. Got myself a base layer yesterday. Already got a bright green running jacket. Not sure the world is ready for me in tights though
Booey, hope the Curry was good. Know what you mean about drinks stations. I avoided it on Sunday. Don't really need it halfway through a 10k but I would never have been able to drink out of a cup whilst running. Maybe I'll do some practice and set up a drinks station on my drive
19/10/2011 at 11:47
I have a seriously sweet tooth Stripes. Sweets, chocs, biscuits, cakes are my best friends.

However apart from the occasional treat I have managed to restrain myself and replaced them with strong coffee (black with an extra shot for me) cereal bars (Special K) and fruit (lots of). I know theres still a lot of sugar in the fruit but I figure it's better as it's natural (!?). It's worked for me in terms of weight loss and I never get that bloated feeling or indigestion anymore.

I have also cut out the occasional glass (sometimes bottle!) of plonk in the evenings which was a far too regular occurrence.

God I sound a real bore don't I?

That's it I'm getting a bag of Haribos to eat in the car on the way back to the office and a bottle of plonk to drink at home tonight. I must have burned 1000cals last night so due a treat or two.
19/10/2011 at 12:25
I am lucky that I don't really have a sweet tooth. It is a good job because I love everything else that's bad for you. Beer and Take Away food are my problem. I have cut down on the former and completely cut out the latter in the last four months but boy it has been a struggle at times
19/10/2011 at 14:36

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.

19/10/2011 at 14:37

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

19/10/2011 at 14:44
Hi Mal. I'm amazed anyone finds our waffle interesting (sorry Booey and Stripes I mean my waffle!) but it's good to know other people take the time to call into our cosy thread.

If you are up to 5k after 6 weeks and doing a race you are doing remarkably well. In fact given your age and potential we may have found the next Paula Radcliffe!

Hope the race goes well. Let us know how you do and if you need a manager when you become rich and famous just let me know.

Now stop neglecting the children and feed those ducks!

PS you are welcome to call in anytime despite your age!
19/10/2011 at 14:44

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

19/10/2011 at 14:46
Great minds ah silver   (edited got name wrong haha)
Edited: 19/10/2011 at 14:48
19/10/2011 at 15:09
Oh you are there Boo! I thought you'd deserted the thread too.

I think everyday should have some humour don't you agree? Life's too short without it.

Are you in all Hi Viz tonight or just the jacket? It was chilly last night after the sun went down so wrap up warm.
19/10/2011 at 15:15

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  

19/10/2011 at 15:21

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 

The racing will hopefully help me cut down because I've made a rule that I won't drink at all on the weekend of a race. Just been to the Post Office and sent off three race entries!

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.

Edited: 19/10/2011 at 15:37
19/10/2011 at 15:43
Oh sorry Boo I keep missing posts and getting everything out of order. It's not my mind that's going it's because I have switched off the notification email thingy as other peeps in my office can and do read my messages and then prob read this thread too.

I tried carrying a water bottle once Stripes but it was a pain and I just couldn't take the water down while running. I found the only way to do it was to squirt it right in my mouth! I've yet to have the pleasure of a water station or a jelly baby station for that matter.

All this talk about eating and drinking is making me hungry. I defo having a glass of Pinot Noir tonight and it's gonna be a big one. Prob knock me out for the night!
20/10/2011 at 08:55
Morning All! Well 2 glasses of plonk last night and I was out like a light. I have to say since I started running my sleeping has been great Si I feel refreshed this morning if not a bit heavy headed!

It's a beautiful morning here crisp and clear so I'm contemplating a lunchtime 5k across the fields.

How did your run go Boo? Did you get out Stripes?

I ran back through the posts last night and our conversation made more sense second time round as we did all post at the same time. I'll be on my PC today so it should be easier to follow.

Wonder if the newbie Mal will call in again. Wonder if Suzie will ever come back. It must be the Great South Run soon?
20/10/2011 at 09:22

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

20/10/2011 at 11:43

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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