Timely post. I have started cramping around 14/15 miles on the long runs. Lots of advice from fellow club runners about hydration, carbs, gels and electrolytes.
I weigh just over 200 pounds, do I need more fuel than say a 168 pounder.
My pace is a pretty solid 9:30min mile in training.
Some days when I train I feel great. On these days should I stick to running the plan or put in some extra miles?
Currently up to 10 miles for London.
All hilly routes too as I live/train in the Wye Valley
I meant when you're trolling along on a training run in the middle of the road and I come up behind you in my car.
During races I always give headphone wearers a wide berth as they are forever fannying around trying to find a track in the 2000 odd on their iPod.
If it's off road then headphones are fine.
On the road training in headphones makes you fair game when I come up behind you and you're weaving all over the place.
If you need music for motivation then join a band.
The adrenaline rush of running should be enough for anyone.
Treat them as training runs and concentrate on a pace of say 1 min/mile slower than you're ultimate pace.
Race experience is good should you enter larger races but pacing is the key for when you get back to fitness.
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