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Running and Chron's disease

Posted: 19/02/2010 at 09:17
i was diagnosed with crohn's in 1999/200.  flare ups can be caused by stress and if running helps alleviate this then running definitely helps.  during times where you aren't necessarily having a flare up as such, but things have been grumbling you might find it harder to run.  as far as diet goes, it's pretty much individual - what one person can tolerate another one can't.  i find eating a well balanced diet, not drinking too much alcohol, not eating spiced foods and high glucose foods, not overeating, and drinking plenty of water have kept things at bay.  also some people find a high fibre diet is good whilst others find it makes things worse.  running unsettles the gut anyway, and exercise is always the doctors advice for people with constipation, so running when your gut isn't great in the first place can exaccerbate things.  if you take your meds prophylatically rather than just upon flare up it should help to reduce the inflammation and keep things at bay.

The skinny on treadmills

Posted: 12/01/2010 at 11:32
at 119lb i was burning approximately 80-90calories per mile.  i'd not bother with looking at the calories, as said, the machines are pretty innacurate.  if you feel you're burning too much then you need to eat more, see the extra food as a medicine, even if you're not hungry but you need the extra calories, just eat.  if you're not meeting 2000cals/day and running 46miles/week plus the cycling you should be losing weight.  i'd suggest knocking the cycling on the head.

asics or nike lunarglide

Posted: 02/12/2009 at 17:02
i've got the 2140 and the lunarglide.  never managed to make the full transition to lunarglide.  although comfortable and lovely to run in, they don't quite feel as good as the asics.

Fueling longs runs

Posted: 25/11/2009 at 10:28

maybe a daft suggestion, but do you drink a coke or other carbonated drinks?  i think the aspartame in diet versions can send your blood sugar out of control.

black country half marathon and where to park

Posted: 24/11/2009 at 10:25
i did it last year, really good race.  it's done as a time trial so no mass start.  we parked at the car park just a few minutes away from registration last year.  you can get the train back (station next to car park too).  not sure about options for parking in birmingham.  i came down from glasgow for it.

Paracetamol. Any harm?

Posted: 16/11/2009 at 13:48

it was up for debate a number of years ago after research from a US university (Texas I think) whether paracetamol thins the blood as it increases the anticoagulating effect of drugs such as warfarin.  not sure if the study was every concluded though.  i personally wouldn't risk regular paracetamol use, especially since running reduces your hematocrit, haemoglobin and RBC.  

Garmin 305 - Reading someone else's HR Monitor?

Posted: 16/11/2009 at 13:28
i might be wrong, but i didn't think they could.  i thought they had paired to unique units.  myself and my husband used to run with ours and they were fine.  so as long as the HRM and watch are paired i assumed they were ok.  have you tried re-pairing away from any other units?

training for two

Posted: 16/11/2009 at 13:25
on most runs do a warm up and cool down with ther, then go your seperate ways.  take a day or 2 a week to do the full session with her, and use the slower run as a recovery session.

Build up to Half Marathon

Posted: 16/11/2009 at 13:22
i think your coach should be able to provide you with all the answers.  in my experience 5km and 10km races have been beneficial to my half marathon training.  both speed and endurance are important for a half marathon.  if you look at some schedules you'll see that interval sessions will range from 200m reps up to 2mile reps and longer threshold runs and usually there will be some 10km races as preparation. 

Paracetamol. Any harm?

Posted: 16/11/2009 at 13:17
i think paracetamol can thin the blood so would this decrease the oxygen carrying capacity?  it's not an anti inflammatory so will only help with pain i suspect.  i definitely wouldn't regularly run on pain killers - you'll do yourself more damage than good.  apart from anything prolonged paracetamol use can damage the liver and kidneys.  you definitely shouldn't drink alcohol if you're taking it regularly either.
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