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Talkback: Do you need to drink during a one-hour run?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 21:25

I don't take water with me and haven't ever had a problem, but I do drink a lot when I get back from a run at this time of year.  Having plenty to drink the night before a long run and a small amount in the morning works pretty well for me.  Drinking in the middle of the run makes me nauseous, and I figure that being sick creates more electrolyte problems than not drinking causes!

To each their own, I think!

Running & Slight Overpronation

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:21

I overpronate slightly, more so on the right than on the left, and have always worn neutral shoes.  I also have high arches and have always bought shoes with a lot of cushioning for arch support. 

I've been having some mild but regular arch discomfort for quite a while on the right side, and decided to go to the running shop and have a look for a new pair of shoes last weekend. The man there suggested I try a pair of stability shoes, so I came away with a pair of those.  I've only been for one run in them so far, but they felt good.

Feet change over time.  If you don't think your shoes are working for you, try another type.  Just try on a load of different ones and see what you like.

Do you prefer to plan your routes or are you more spontaneous?

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 10:25

I always plan, but at half five in the morning I'm quite likely to get lost and/or forget where I was supposed to be going next, so new routes tend to be a bit freeform the first few times.

Trail / Off road running in Northants

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 05:26

There's a lovely trail around Pitsford Reservoir that's 8ish miles around.  It's about 4 miles up the A508 from Northampton.  Probably a bit boggy after all the recent rain though, so maybe one to leave for spring!

The Brampton Valley Way is one of my favourites, and at 15 miles each way it should be long enough!  The section that starts in Northampton was closed a while ago and I don't know if it's been reopened yet (that section passes under the train line) - probably best to start at Brampton Lane if you begin at the Northampton end.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 21:57

Hi all, can I join in?  I'm going to be following the up to 55 plan for Clarendon in October.  Was supposed to be my second one, but fell down the stairs while training for Milton Keynes   Very not an advanced runner, must just be a masochist!

Malt Loaf

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:01

Why malt loaf?  One word: YUM.

I can eat it as a vegan (probably depends on the brand you get), it's filling, it's yummy, and it's cheap.  And if I had the time, I could make my own.

Sweaty pits!

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 22:36

I wouldn't be caught dead leaving the house without deodorant, let alone actually exercise.

Hi all, new on here - need some advice on the dreaded stitch

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:41

I read somewhere that if you make sure you're pushing off your left foot when you breathe in you won't get a stitch, because there's less pressure on your liver.  I think the liver bit can probably be taken with a pinch of salt, but I haven't had a stitch since I started doing that.

Well, except for today, haha - but I've just had a couple of weeks off with a bruised knee, so it was more of an unfitness problem!

Putting on weight and eating issues

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 06:57

Maybe in not training hard, you've cut down the portions a little too far?

Chocolate and cakes are great in terms of putting weight on, but it sounds like they're  making you miserable, and they're pretty rubbish in terms of nutrition.  Try dried fruit and nuts - they're high in calories and nuts are high in fat, but they're also full of all sorts of minerals that increase your energy levels.  

i'm sure the local takeaway would be happy to help!

tummy problems

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:55

I have to avoid anything that gives me gas.  Think shaking a bottle of coke for a couple of hours straight.  Never a good idea.

Good luck with your race!  Hope the Immodium works for you

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Bashed knee - healing time??

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Running in the rain

inspiration please! 
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Garmin/Timex/etc for small wrists?

is a 13cm wrist circumference a bit too small? 
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