My wife and i will be moving to North Devon in the next month, near Hartland village, i fully intend to buy the relevant OS map but i was wondering if anyone could recommend a couple of good runs? say a five mile and a longer one?
Depending on how late a night i've had, my breakfast can be a couple of pro-plus!
Running without breakfast won't do any harm as long as you're not doing over five or six miles, it should actually help drop your body-fat a bit, because if you have nothing inside you, your body has no choice but to use fat as energy, provided you have enough water and are running at sensible pace.
Listen to your body, if eating makes you feel ill, then either don't eat, or have something small and easily digestible, half a banana and a bit of honey perhaps
Bear in mind, whilst we run, and probably revolve a lot of our lives around our running, a lot of people do not, so had another runner or someone who trains regularly been in that car, they might have either not asked, or understood why you didn't stop, but to someone who has no training routine, you were just being ignorant! of course, the abuse was uncalled for though, but haven't we all been lost and stressed, and in a rush at somepoint?
I would probably have tried to quickly shout "sorry, i can't stop i'm trying to keep a rhythm"
But don't dwell on it, i've come across plenty of people over the years who just did not understand (or want to understand) my training.
I think Sir Edmund Hilary said:
Those who understand, will never need to ask, but those who need to ask, will never understand"
Now that my distance is building up i'm paying more attention to what i'm listening to, and i was wondering what gets you all going and why, Specifically, towards the end of a run/session, when you're legs are aching and lungs burning, what song would lift you enough to do that extra 100m/1km/1mile? and why?
At the moment, my favourite two are:
'Training Montage' (from Rocky 4) because I remember watching it as a kid and thought Dolph Lundgren running around that indoor track was just the best thing ever!
'A better place to live' (virgin media advert/Starman theme) because it just stirs something in me and gives me a kick!
I know music is a personal thing but i'd love to hear what gets everyone else going!
Having started back running in November, i'm now getting my distance upto 5k. As i used to body build many moons ago i have relatively big legs, the running has hardened them up a lot though! So i bought some compression tights to keep everything nice and tight, as well as for the other benefits. But i noticed a fair size difference in not wearing them on one of my recent runs, i ached a lot more the day after, and whilst running felt more kind of 'loose'(!)
So is there a limit to how often your supposed to wear compression gear? or is it ok to wear it on every run?