Elizabeth Dix 4


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Pregnant and dreading my runs!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 08:27

Your body is telling you to give the running a rest for a reason, as horrible as it is to accept this (queue lots of hormonal crying...) it's best to listen.  Just because you may decide to stop running doesn't mean you have to stop exercising take the opportunity to improve your swimming for instance by getting some professional lessons to improve your technique and set yourself a different goal.  Every body and every pregnancy is different it's best to keep fit in a manner which is comfortable for you at the end of the day you should enjoy your exercise and you don't want to do any lasting damage to either of you.

Slimming Pills

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:32

I'm with everyone else here, it sounds like awful and potentially dangerous advice!  Carb load in the days leading up to it and have a good breakfast like porridge on the day, only use the supplements/food you have been training with.  I would also suggest that most personal trainers are not experienced distance runners (neither am I, only done 1 marathon and a couple of halves, but I listen to those who are!) and therefore don't necessarily have the most up to date information about our sport.  I'm with RunningMax and avoid caffeine on long runs/training sessions as it just seems like "fake energy" to me.

Running in pregnancy

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:17

Trust me they won't be laughing, probably the opposite offering you silent moral support!  The breathing is key to the whole thing and inaling half the pool is unfortunately part of the learning process, we've all done it!  It won't be long before you crack it and suddenly realise that all those people swimming with their heads out of the water are jealous of your technique! 

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 14:36

2.2km in the pool today, admittedly it took me 1.5hrs but I never thought I'd be swimming that far let alone using proper technique.  Who cares if I'm slow at least I'm no longer embarrassed by my swimming and now love it 

Running in pregnancy

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 14:34

I've just been having swimming lessons too!  It's brilliant, I'm no longer embarrassed about my swimming and it's given me a real challenge to get my teeth into.  It will help your back a lot later on to be swimming properly.  Good luck with the swimming lessons, I'm sure you'll love them.

10k race before marathon

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:56

I did a 10km race a week before my marathon, set a PB by mistake and completed the marathon fine.  You'd probably want to run that sort of distance anyway so just treat it as training and a way of trying to burn off some of the pre marathon nervous energy...

Running in pregnancy

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:54

First of all congratulations!

Ditch the HRM and just go with what feels right for your body, plodding and walking are totally fine and you shouldn't feel bad that you need to slow down.  If anything hurts, STOP! 

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 12:52

It's a tricky one to master, I find there's so much to think about and co-ordinate!

Talkback: ‘I have now tried, at least twice, to run for more than 10 minutes, and hope never to do so again.’

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:55

Perhaps he tried to start running in the wrong way starting off too fast and for too long?  We all know that this is an easy mistake to make so maybe it should be pointed out to him that a mixture of running and walking is actually a far better and more pleasurable way to start?  This coupled with memories of horrific PE classes at school for those of us who were always the fat, unfit and uncoordinated kid could just be what put this person off...

Hydration, Gels, and Salt

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:36

Try drinking orange juice and/or eating bananas in the days leading up to the marathon to build up levels of potassium.  Where are the cramps?  If it's in your lower legs and/or feet there is a pressure point where your nose joins your top lip that if you press it relieves the cramp.  It sounds crazy and I've never had cramp whilst running or exercising but have had lower leg cramps at other times and it has got rid of it in seconds with no lasting tightness.  As I said it sounds absolutely bonkers but if a cramp strikes it's worth trying!

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