Stephen E Forde - It is discussed regularly. Sometimes however, it takes it's toll trying to speak to someone who doesn't share the same interest and a little bit of outside opinion can work wonders on perspective.
Stevie G - Hitting 40 miles a week running. 25 miles biking and gym sessions inbetween, plus a 35 hour work/Uni week. And yes, I've always spent roughly the same amount of time on training.
Apologies for causing a fuss, I guess I just wandered if it were typical behaviour.
I made the suggestion of him coming a long to a race event with his mates to see what the fuss is all about, thought it might help.
Things are not looking rosy and I have no one to speak to.
I've been with my OH for a little under a year. He was quite enthusiastic about the fact I was "sporty" but now things are going downhill and I don't know how to deal with his disapproving attitude. Snide remarks etc about training and making races.
How do you cope if your partner isn't keen on the amount of time you take out for sports and events? Where do you draw the line with compromise?
Is training 5 days a week and running the occasional event every couple of months really too much?
If I'm running anything longer than 6 miles in the morning then I eat half a banana, leave the other half in the fridge and munch it when I get back. I've also tried eating a handful of almonds and a half bagel and all worked out okay with my digestion.
I'm not sure about fruit juice, I personally find it a bit acidic and tend to get a bit sick feeling.
Little sips of water or a suitable sports drink often. Ultra Ironwolf is bang on with his/her advice. Try and eat little and often throughout the day if you're doing a long run as well, I find it more comfortable than trying to have large meals and it'll keep your blood sugar and body ticking over.
Not that weird. Just makes sure it's adjusted properly so you don't do your back any harm. You'll probably feel like your flying when you run without it. I personally like to run with as little as humanly possible. I'm lucky if I can be arsed taking a water bottle.