How stupid are you?

List the most stupid training things you have tried

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11/08/2009 at 18:45

I have been running for three years, and in that period have tried some stupid training ideas, thought I'd list the top three, to see if I am the only one:

1. Made my own recovery drink using raw eggs. Spent a long time with my head in the toilet.

2. Iced bath. Might work but something you will only try the once.

3. Running backwards off road. Almost broke my neck.

Is it just me. Come on fess up!!!

11/08/2009 at 18:48

Haha, I'll steer clear of number 3, I think. DEFINITELY not worth it.

 I once ran a mile quite fast on my tiptoes (I thought it would strengthen my calves) - put me out of running for a few weeks with an ankle injury....

11/08/2009 at 18:49
Thanks Seetee, feel better already
11/08/2009 at 19:16
Raw egg beaten in milk - done that.  Wasn't bad, actually
11/08/2009 at 19:27
Accidentally sucked on a sponge handed to me mid race that I thought had water in it, but was actually disinfectant.
11/08/2009 at 19:29
Why did it have disinfectant on it?? Were you extra smelly?
11/08/2009 at 19:35
You're supposed to beat the raw egg in milk - now you tell me
11/08/2009 at 19:37
 the thought of raw egg makes me want to puk.
11/08/2009 at 19:38
<X-post> LWJ your time is running out to do your numbering correctly
11/08/2009 at 19:52

lol see-tee and sprint!! 

I don't think i've done something stupid but i'm often caught badly breathlessley singing as i run along by pedestrians or cyclists!!

11/08/2009 at 20:14
Farting (quite loudly) when I didn't realise there was a large group of runners behind / downwind of me?
11/08/2009 at 20:45

 I look forward to an ice bath after my long runs

See Teehaha

Haha farting when someones behind, done that a few times,more power

 I think the only embarrassing thing that's happened to me was a while ago. I was running towards the sun and couldn't see much and I decided to put(what's left of them)boobs back into place, didn't think there was anyone around but I saw a male runner approaching, I know he must have known what I was doing from the arm movements.opps 

11/08/2009 at 20:52

I ran into a Llama (yes you did read it right) while running through Mudchute park on the Isle of Dogs i ran through the childrens zoo, in my own little world turned a corner and ran head first into a big smelly llama that was being taken out by it's keeper. I ended up on my arse, the keeper wet herself laughing and the llama did not look amused.

If i ever get a job as an after dinner speaker that the first story i will tell

11/08/2009 at 20:54
Doing the South Downs marathon was a pretty dumb idea....
11/08/2009 at 20:56

Persuaded to go training in the Kalahari desert by  a psychotic New Zealander when lions were

present was'nt a great idea....Scared the crap out of our guide,who had to come after us in the truck

complete with loaded rifle!!

11/08/2009 at 21:00
I once ran 5 miles in 19 minutes with a stress facture....................
11/08/2009 at 21:08
142 mph on the M6
12/08/2009 at 06:49
Lou-Lou wrote (see)
Why did it have disinfectant on it?? Were you extra smelly?

Think it was meant to be refreshing when you sponged it over yourself...

12/08/2009 at 09:36
after a call of nature about 2 miles into a run I used stinging nettles by accident as it was dark - thinking they were leaves ......
12/08/2009 at 09:45
Hummo wrote (see)
after a call of nature about 2 miles into a run I used stinging nettles by accident as it was dark - thinking they were leaves ......

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