11 miles with no drink
I reckon to keep hydrated enough on a regular basis and a bit more attention to it before longer runs, enough to last me about 1.5 hours. I'm a plodder, so that's currently about 8 miles or so for me.
A year ago I couldn't even do 5K without a drink on a cool day... I do think it's a personal thing
Jenny M wrote (see)
You've summed it up; it's a progressive thing...People actually don't need water/gels etc as much as they think they do. It's a comfort blanket in the early stages and actually 'needed' by (in reality) a very small minority...
Hey, whatever gets people running in my book, everyone do their own thing. I do get irritated by people who say that you NEED hydration for short distances because that it wrong. If it is personal choice, fine. But from a purely physiological point of view... wrong advice.
As many have said you just have to listen to your body................my problem is that I'm probably not properely hydrated before a run and always feel thirsty.......probably more from habit than need...........I'm not happy going more than 2 miles without a drink............
just do what feels right for you.........no right or wrong...................but its true that our bodies can cope with more than we think they can
i do actually find this thread and posts very interesting,
but it's everyone down to thier own -
I only take drinks with me when running pushing Phillip - as i get a lot thirstier pushing the wheelchair AND i also have to give Phil drinks
As for myself, I never and have never taken a drink on a solo training run with me, i always go out well HYDRATED
my solo training runs now a days are NOT what they were - ( as i just do not have the time ) but in years gone by after leaving home hydrated - they have been up to 22 miles with no fluid
I am of the belief, it's all about thinking about what one is doing before one ventures out - it is also about building vital physcological stamina
it is also about as one becomes more experienced, training your body to adjust to what you are doing
i can only suggest that if Brads mistake ever happens again or to anyone else, before it's too late, turn back and go home
Nam wrote (see)
But people's physiology is different so the demands that running put on their bodies will be different, and hence their need for hydration will be different too. Someone who is 2 stone overweight and new to running may well NEED hydration even during 5k and shouldn't be made to feel bad only because some wippets can do 20 miles without a drop of water.
Absolutey, they shouldn't be made to feel bad, my point from a physiological point of view is still that they don't NEED it, it's become an entrenched psychological aspect, or more to the point 'how the feck do I do this running stuff, I don't feel confident and everyone else looks like they know what they're doing' viewpoint.
Bottom line everyone; you DON'T need it, but if carrying it helps, do it.
Just run folks, it's great.
i had to laugh
as i am one of those wippets
i don't like saying this bUT
you said, " i did a stupid thing today "
IF you did set out without a good build up of fluid in your system, then yes i think it was stupid
but a hydrated body, can take far more than one thinks -
the part though of the pyschological factor of running, is it keeps the mind positive and relaxed , - a negative mind when thirsty surves no perpose at all
i know people who say running is just about putting one foot in front of the other- and to me that is the biggest pile of rubbish i've ever heard, you have to build up to it as with the mileage
How are you - hope i did'nt offend
i meant it in the nicest possible way
i would NEVER dream of laughing at anyone, you should know that
i try to help and advise people on here, at the club, and when people who know me ask me in the street and in the supermarket etc
i cannot help anyone else's comments -
For those who don't know me, i've been at this game longer than most, for many, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink - oops - ( sorry )
I never run with a drink, but the longest run ive done is about 11 miles (im building up, used to be an 800m track runner, started long distance running in September). However, i do always ensure im hydrated every day and drink before i run.
I agree that it is down to the individual, we are all made differently so some people will have different preferences and needs to others.
micknphil-marathonlads.com wrote (see)
NamHow are you - hope i did'nt offend
There are so many variables. Normally I don't carry a drink when I run regardless of distance. However I always grab a cup or bottle or sponge when I race.Strange thing is, when I race I should be better hydrated than when I just go for a run as I haven't just cycled 15 miles. Yet I always feel worse in a race.
No point in carrying money for a drink if I need it, I don't pass any shops.
yeah well you go faster in a race
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