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Posted: Yesterday at 13:59

Been reading up a lot on this of lot. You need salt to live, if you have high blood pressure and are taking lots of salt (more than 6g / day) then reducing it might help but otherwise not.

Based on the food diary I've just started, I get most of my salt from bread. In total I got 4g yesterday without adding salt to anything or going near a ready meal.

If your weight is ok and so is your blood pressure then crack on.

Stung inside mouth by a bee (not dead yet)

Posted: Yesterday at 13:17

Lucky indeed. Also lucky that it was at the end of the run which was on a busy university campus rather than the middle of nowhere.

Safe to run a marathon with high blood pressure?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:14

UK NICE guidelines are to treat when BP is higher than 140/90. In the US they have a "pre-hypertension" band between 120/80 and 140/90. This could well be where big pharma and drugs come into it.

Probably a good idea to get out of "pre-hypertension" with lifestyle changes if possible. I've just started a food diary and it's amazing where salt sneaks in  - he says after a croissant and a cheese and pickle sandwich!



Just started running

Posted: Yesterday at 12:59

Re the stitch, I read somewhere that right side tends to be trapped wind and that's the case with me. I find that if I push and wiggle the affected area with my fingers (jokes to yourselves please) I am very often rewarded with a belch (or other venting) that eases the pain.

I sometimes get it on a morning run with no breakfast so it's not food in my case. I think it's all the jiggling about on my guts.

Stung inside mouth by a bee (not dead yet)

Posted: Yesterday at 12:53

Had my first ever bee sting yesterday, right at the end of a lunchtime run with about 30ft to go something flew into my mouth. I had to roll it around to spit it out and then carried on to my imaginary finish line.

About 2 mins later I got a pain in my mouth which was a bit worrying. Putting two and two together I realised it must have been some kind of stinging insect, which I think was a bee based on the stinger than I later found in my mouth. The little sod stung me somewhere towards where the back of the tongue meets the palette or whatever it's called.

Multiple anaphylactic shock stories entered my head but aside from a sore gob I appear to be alive 24 hours later.

Any other stinging stories folks?


Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:28

Ooh they look good - ta!

Basic strength test?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 17:01


Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 17:01

Don't smoke or use vibrating tool, may have Raynaud's but it's only a problem for distance running or watching school footy on the sidelines.

In fairness, I used the hand warmer after my hand had got chilled whereas using it before would have been better. This was on a ~2 hour run including top of a windy hill.

Thanks again to all!

Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:16

Thanks all. For my hands, from experience, double layers of gloves aren't enough. I once did a long run in winter (around freezing temp) with two pairs of gloves and hand warmers and still suffered. Mitts seem to work because the skin of the fingers is in contact. Lobster mitts might work though.

Will check all suggestions out and also lobby Saucony to sell their mitt in the UK!

Run mitts in the UK (or mega warm gloves)

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:23

I suffer from very cold hands and have yet to find a running glove warm enough for the relatively mild UK winter. For skiing I have converted from gloves to mitts so was delighted to find Saucony make a running mitt, but then less delighted to find it's not sold in the UK.

Happily enough I'm going to the US next month and getting a couple of pairs there.I wonder though if anyone knows of a running mitt sold in the UK? By mitt, I don't mean one like the "Ulti-Mitt" that's a glove with a mitt cover, I mean a proper mitt.

Failing that, what do you reckon are the warmest running gloves on the market?

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