Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:09
It's always good to hook up with a local club while travelling. Get some local knowledge and banter.
That's a big one Ric!
Interesting about the TDF. Ross Naylor (fell runner) ate on the run, but only on the descents for reasons of digestion.
A good sign you are hydrated enough on a LSR, is that your kidneys continue to process fluid. Which means now and again you'll have to stop for a piss. That's the proof its easy enough.
If you're pushing the pace, your kidneys don't bother processing the excess fluid. Must be a mechanism that says, 'This fluid will be needed elsewhere soon'. Races are just pushing the pace even harder.
Lately I haven't had to stop on the longer runs. I'm not jogging those, or racing them.
I've done my fair share of eating/drinking on the move. Solids early on the bike, then move to gels (one every 20mins) later. Once on the run my body decided it didn't want gels so had jaffa cakes, crisps and bananas.
I'm typically hydrated enough to pee lots during the day. I have noticed that when pushing the pace I don't need that pee I should have done before lining up at the start. Of course, if the first part is a swim it's not a problem
Sounds like my easy pace Ric. I have easy and super easy.