11 miles with no drink
Plodding Hippo wrote (see)
yeah well you go faster in a race
Ha i'm with you Bikermouse lol!
Nam- i am 3 stoen over weight and very much a plodder!
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!
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.
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??
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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