Drizzly Bear

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Talkback: Do you need a sports drink for a 5K?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:13

5k requires nothing more than some water after finishing. I do not need to take water during a run until 10k+ but will generally carry water over 8k+ just for comfort. Sports drink, gels or recovery drinks are unnecesary until around 20k distance.  

Breaking off HM training to do 10k - advice needed

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:50

I did something similar training for mine. Assuming the long runs are at a steady pace the missing 3 mile is not going to ruin your training. I would worry more about the following week and how running a 10k race on sunday will then affect what you have planned for mon/tue.

In terms of PB prep it depends on your priority. Personally I would worry more about keeping the HM plan than clearing the path for PB. I have had a few 5 or 10k PB's "accedentally" come during HM training anyway. 

BH5K Naturist Run

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:07

yay! one of my favourite forum topics! Alongside "is this a good time for...." "racing with headphones" and "medals / goody bags".

Speaking of... does this race have a goody bag?

Suffering from Diarrhoea and Marathon on Sunday

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:53

Depends. Is it your first? Have you trained well? Are you experienced or novice?

You will basically have a bad day. If you are starting that bad day from a high level then no biggie if not then better to be safe than sorry. Especially if the bug is preventing hydration which it probably is.

Dropping gel wrappers in races - specifically Hull 20

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:09

I even feel guilty dropping a cup 20mtrs from a water station.

How to display medals!😉😉😉

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:34

@Gideon Levy

Miserable bugger!

Mililtant runners

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 16:47

I find some people that share their runs on social media put themselves under pressure to keep the pace up. Every training run becomes a race. Not saying all just some.

I rarely encounter others when running but when I do I will usually make way for them.

Music - Running mojo

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 15:29

@Simon Coombes2

I think you can love the benefits of running and the feeling you get after completing a run whilst disliking the run itself. I don't feel like that all the time but do some. Especially over the winter.

Any old shoe will do

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 11:25

I will buy online older models that are end of line. That way I am getting a RRP +£100 for about 50-60 quid.

The wear and tear on the old pairs tells me pretty much everything I need to know about gait so will just make sure the shoe I am buying is ok for me.

Music - Running mojo

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 09:51

I finally found my headphones in time for a run. On the plus side my pace was generally higher and I found the music carried me through the motivation crisis I have had the last couple of months.

The negatives were definetely less aware of surroundings, headphones were a little annoying and focussing more on the immediate surroundings meant I enjoyed the countryside / nature less than normal.

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Music - Running mojo

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interval session on a track?

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First Treadmill run

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Which HM? (Autumn)

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