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first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: Yesterday at 21:51
Also it is unfortunate that people worry needlessly about dehydration and drink more and more, risking fatal complications. The simple message of,
"Drink if you're thirsty, pour it over your outside if you're hot" is one race organizers really should be putting out to all participants. It could save someone's life.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: Yesterday at 14:57
Fingers crossed for her Wabo

first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: Yesterday at 14:16

It's not normal but like everyone else I think it's significant that it was a big-city race (we don't see much at all of this sort of thing at the local half). Local quiet half marathons, people tend not to forget to train, then turn up ill (or hungover) - they either turn up sort-of in shape or not at all.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 22:30

Sounds much better than 

1. collapse and transfer stink to sofa
2. "too stiff to stretch"
3. "must have cold bath" - run and get in hot bath
4. effusively thank my OH should a cooked breakfast and a smoothie arrive on a tray

so probably I think!

I usually take gels mainly if I am checking I can still take them, before a race IYSWIM. Otherwise a few quid in the back pocket and browsing the shelves of newsagents - prawn cocktail? and ribena? that'll do nicely!

Beginners has begun again - so far so good - the ex beginners did a Q&A which I think was really good - hope they will all keep it up but there is even a little waiting list! Except I couldn't decipher one lady's email address and I tried 3 or 4 possibles!

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 12:04

Check the link (which is quite long) was pasted right - it worked for me when I wasn't signed in to Google.

How much is too much?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:23

It's all very individual: you sound like you might be one of the lucky souls in decent nick to start off with, who can just pile in and yet stay off the injury bench.

"Tired" is OK. "Problems sleeping", "Grumpy", "a niggle that has stayed in the same spot for a week", "feeling like concrete EVERY morning", that's the sort of thing you need to keep an eye out for.

Sensible ideas are :

* keep an exercise log which also includes how your mood is and how you ate and slept
* do things like strength (especially core stability) training, cycling, yoga or swimming, on your non running days
* join a local club or start going to parkrun to acquire a lot of new friends to talk running with (and see how they screw up or succeed!)
* have a protein+ carb snack ready for immediately after the run (peanut butter sandwich? Milkshake?)
* do proper warmups and cooldowns after intense (speed) sessions (if you join a club and do speed stuff with them, they should do this)
* keep an eye on your diet - google Diet Quality Score

and above all, ** enjoying it ** is actually a surprisingly good guide: "if you're happy and you know it" you're probably not overdoing it

Give up

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 09:23

Vickie, I share a club with some international-level (in their agegroup) racewalkers ...  in a funny way that helped me come to terms with being passed by someone walking, though I still get the hump when my OH does it as he isn't a racewalker (I tell him to pack it in or I'll make him go train with them ).

Marathon training

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 10:09

There's a sub 4h thread on here - you'd be welcome to join in

Comrades 2015

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:29

Though I have however just put down a deposit on 3 nights at the usual hostel ....

Comrades 2015

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:22

It's not a big deal if your qualifier is not a PB performance - it really only makes a few minutes' difference what pen you are in - as much difference as an extra toilet stop or a few seconds per mile. For what that's worth...

The foot (happy news) is finally starting to turn the corner, and the dog's foot (happier news!) was just a pad problem (not bone cancer, GOOD) so you guys might well be seeing me next June. Being a cautious soul though, so far all I've done is booked flights to Malta for Feb. Not even signed up for a race there yet

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