11 miles with no drink

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06/07/2009 at 05:02
Good Morning to all
06/07/2009 at 18:45
Plodding Hippo wrote (see)

yeah well you go faster in a race

eh - I'm doing something wrong there then. I just seem to go slower and slower when I race.
06/07/2009 at 20:09

Ha i'm with you Bikermouse lol!

Nam- i am 3 stoen over weight and very much a plodder!

06/07/2009 at 20:16
Stick with it mate. You're doing well. 
07/08/2009 at 10:18

I would usually run for up to an hour without taking a drink with me, however if it is hot I would reduce that to half an hour.  Hydration is a totally personal matter and it's all about being in tune with your body and what it needs.  If in doubt, take some liquid with you.

Also, don't be afraid of doing what I did yesterday when I accidentally overextended my run during a hot lunch hour and had drunk all of my 300ml water.  Seeing an inviting pub on the King's Road, I dashed in, sadly not for a refreshing pint, but to ask the kindly barman if he would mind putting some of London's finest tap water into my now empty bottle!

07/08/2009 at 12:31

I think it depends on how well you keep yourself hydrated and the weather conditions. But for someone that sips all the time I manage to run for and hour and half without water. But obviously I drink well during the day and also after. I have tried to get into the habit of not drinking on a run and it seems fine now, but at first I had a bladder ruck sack, not so comfy at first but you get used to it.

I ran 11 miles last night and all I did for water was face the sky and open my mouth, bloody weather.

07/08/2009 at 16:29
I don't normally drink when i am running but I have been taking a small bottle with me over the summer, more to stop the dry mouth and to tip on my face than for hydration though (but I always seen to run in the midday sun ) In cooler weather as long as you are well hydrated before I think a couple of hours running without a drink is manageable!
11/08/2009 at 12:58

I would like to drink on long runs ( up to 13 miles so far) but I get a stitch so generally give it a miss- unless of course anybody knows of another way to avoid a stitch. I dont think I need to drink though - so maybe for the half I will give it a miss. Worried about the marathon though??

11/08/2009 at 13:11

I'll take a drink now for anything over 5km when training, but only as the camelbak racepak feels like I'm not carrying one.

I overcook and dry out really quickly, I'm loving that the weather has been cool.

Although if it's a 10k race now I'll skip the water station unless it's hot

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