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Protein shakes - how much liquid?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:01

Hadn't thought of using the powder in other things, good idea. 

Protein shakes - how much liquid?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 15:06

That's what I thought. Also, I see people chugging their shakes from the large shaker/mixer containers which hold about five times that volume. 

I'm also thinking it's not like an isotonic drink/gel, where the amount of liquid is important. The protein etc in the given volume of powder surely isn't affected by how much water it's mixed with. 

Protein shakes - how much liquid?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 14:23

I'm going to experiment with protein shakes to supplement my running and cross training. To start with, I've bought the Precision Whey Protein from Holland and Barratt, on a friend's recommendation.

The serving size is only 125ml of liquid, which seems a tiny amount. 

Can I mix the scoop of powder with a greater volume of liquid, or does that negate the beneficial effects? 


SIS Sport Gel Problems

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:44

I also find the SiS gels hard to open, either with teeth or by hand. Impossible with the two pairs of gloves I have to wear in the cold. Sweaty hands in summer also don't help. I find the Torq gels easier to open, with their slightly different design. But the easiest thing for me has been swapping to Shot Bloks, which are so much easier. I don't have to stop and walk to get them down either, so they're best for races. 

Nail infections

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 20:54

I left my manky nail for ages. Finally went to the GP, and had to provide some clippings to be analysed to see exactly what  prescription medication I needed. Three month course of one daily tablet, and it cleared up perfectly. 

Icebug Challenge

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 22:51

I've just signed up for this three day trail running challenge in NW Sweden in September:

It looks daunting, but fab, and I wondered if anyone had completed the event last year, or entered this year. Only 50 days to go - gulp! 

Newbie with a few questions please .

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 16:49

The Delamere Forest parkrun is a lovely single loop around the lake. A short uphill at the start and then flat. Don't worry at all about walking, as Ja says, just enjoy the surroundings and the view. 

First Half Marathon in the rain

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 13:42

Forecast for Lake Vyrnwy tomorrow is for strong wind as well as rain, and I've also been wondering what to wear. I've decided on capri tights instead of anything loose fitting the same length, as I think they won't be good when it's windy as well as rainy. My main worry is that I have to wear glasses, so my vision is really obscured in heavy rain.  

Talkback: Top Seeded: Seeds to Increase Speed

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 14:48

Replying to  very old post of yours about chia seeds ... is it essential to soak them before adding to cereal etc? Or can they be sprinkled on? Thanks.

Removing inner soles when using orthotics

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 22:35

When using orthotics (in my case, prescribed by physio for mild overpronation) do you remove the slightly moulded inner sole from your trainers?

I've used the orthotics for about 12 months, to good effect, in old Sauconys (Triumph 3). I removed the inner sole, which gave my feet plenty of room. Even with the forefoot cushioning reduced as a result, the old faithful trainers were as comfortable as ever.

A few weeks ago I decided that they really did need replacing, and I splurged on two new pairs of trainers. On physio advice, I went for neutral shoes (Saucony Triumph 10, and Mizuno Wave Rider 16) to use with the orthotics whilst working towards not needing them any more.

But they don't fit into the new shoes as well. In the Mizunos, I can fit them in, just about, with the insoles still in place, but in the Sauconys I've removed the inner sole.

What do others do? Should I buy some completely flat cushioning insoles to replace the original ones? Seems to me that they would provide more room for the orthotics as they wouldn't have any moulding at all.

Thanks for any thoughts.


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