As caffeine can have an effect on running performance what's the maximum safe dose? Packs of Pro Plus say to not exceed 2 tablets (100mg) in 3 hours or a total of 8 (400 mg) in 24 hours yet running websites often suggest doses of 5 to 6 milligrams per kilogram of body weight which for me would be around 450 to 500 in one go.
I'm in the game for a GPS watch and I don't want to pay more than £120. I've used the Nike+ app on my iphone for a while but have been frustrated by its lack of accurancy - I recently went out on what I thought was a 6.1 mile run but one of the guys with me told me his watch said it was 5.8 and it wasn't the first time that sort of thing happened. I like the way the Nike+ website and software works so I'm attracted to their watch. I also like the way it looks, as it could pass for a good looking every day watch.
But a lot of people at my running club use Garmins and with the FR110 being around £90 (and having a lot of good reviews) it seems like an equally good idea.
All I'm after is a GPS watch with a reliable signal. I onlyneed it to display time, distance and pace. I know a lot of watches have other features but they're not so important. I guess measuring lap times would be good too (I believe both can do this) and if I've read correctly I think the Garmin has a stated water resistant level whereas the NIKE might not - I'm not going to use it for swimming but any protection in the rain would be good.
Over to you guys - I would like to know if anyone uses or has used these.
It turns out I have a stress fracture on my left shin which I originally thought was just shin splints.
I've been advised to take the usual 6 weeks off from running but I don't want to lose my cardio. I find swimming boring so I want to know if I can still use the stepper, exercise bike and rowing machine with this? Or if there are other similar types of machinery I can use.
Many thanks for that, I may well get that particular strap this week then.
My aim is to get rid of the ITBS and not lose any running time (or as little as possible) so assuming the strap fends off the pain enough for me to do at least some running (again, at a lesser pace and distance), other than stretches what else can I do to deal with the injury?