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Pain down there

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:24

DH had something similar - turned out to be an infection.  Some areas you don't want to mess with..... there was an incident with 'some' swelling when he left it a  bit too long to go to the docs. (any Viz fans care to guess what I called him for a week or so)

Contradictory information is so confusing - Help!!!

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:18

Ideally find someone you trust - who also spends the time to do the work on the latest and greatest theories in nutrition and sports science.

I am a fan of Noakes, read his book, listen to his interviews.  Drank to thirst - got extremely dehydrated and had a REALLY bad time on race day (admittedly disgustingly hot european ironman but still I was annoyed). So, stuff drinking to thirst.  However I have never had a problem drinking to thirst on a shorter race like a marathon.

I know Noakes has gone paleo so he will be banging on the low carb/high fat drum.  Personally I have been there - tried it  (after all, why not) realised I can get away with fewer carbs than I thought - however.... realised I need carbs not fat to do super long distance and anything at all that has any oomph.

You will have to make up your own mind but the high fat low carb thing is hard for an endurance athlete - even the ones that do it (from what I can see from my own internet trawls) still stack up on the carbs (sweet pots and stuff like that) before and after training sessions and STILL use gels.  I even heard an interview with the 'super fat burning man' (that's the name of his podcast can't remember his real name) - he is one of the gurus of fat adaptation and eating fat and protein on long long runs - and even he said that you need to go slower if you cut out the carbs.


So,in summary.  Fluid - try out on long training runs and find out what suits you - just don't guzzle gallons and gallons and think that the tiny amount of sodium added to sports drinks will be enough to offset too much liquid. Remember that sports drink companies live to sell - they do research to prove their stuff is the biz so don't believe anything they say unless you can find unbiased info that backs it up. Use sports drinks for their carb content rather than their hydration properties.

Gels/jelly babies etc - don't deprive yourself if you want them - they are a great tool.  Who in the real world actually exists on these extreme diets anyway - life is too short to 'fat adapt'  (IMHO).  

What's the worst physical pain you've ever endured?

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 14:30

What a great thread - now thinking back on all the painful things that have happened to me - post surgery drains (2 off) being removed and one getting stuck....  never felt anything like it. Although trying to  sit up 4 hours after a c-section was probably worse but I have blanked that one out for fear of PTSD.


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 12:45


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 12:36

I am so far in the NO camp that I can't even see the maybes.   Is that clear enough for you?


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 12:34

I see,  English not your first language then - or are you just poor at comprehension. 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 11:39

Nick you wally - which part of 'not a chance are you kidding me with this shite'  didn't sound like a NO.

Leg can't seem to take me beyond the 10k mark

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:19

Running leg strength - hill sessions.


However I think that what you are lacking is endurance not strength.  You need to run longer distances at a much slower pace to increase your aerobic adaptation.

Look at a site such as mcmillanrunning for suggested paces for training paces.


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:10

'Let them have it'... right so Britain is 'yours' to give away or to keep.  Good to know

Vagina Circumcision

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:07

I am horrified that some folks are unaware of it.  Yes it should be known about and has been very much in the news over the last few days as one of the online petitions gained over the required number of signatures and a statement was released by the government. There have been numerous articles on line and in print in the broadsheets.  I first found out it gave me nightmares for days, I was a young girl at the time and just couldn't wrap my mind around such barbarity.  I am not just concerned about UK victims but also about the thousands of young women all over the world who are affected by this and lack the health care we have in this country to help them with the aftermath of the abuse. I do know however that there are some wonderful women and men working hard to stop it.

I shouldn't let a thread like this get to me - I know it's not the place for long discussions but I cannot abide any kind of frivolity surrounding it. .. I should have steered clear as I know the kind of thing that usually accompanies the OP.

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