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London 2016 - Eeeek...

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:16

Sips of water definitely.  I used to feel really sick towards the end of a marathon, until I discovered I was drinking too much!  A lot of bigger marathons give out water in bottles, which is great, but I woluld hang onto it and drink most of it.  Then I ran a smaller marathon which used cups.  I took a couple of mouthfuls, choked, poured the rest over my head and ran on.  Result - a massive  PB and no nausea.  Little and often is the way to go.

And don't worry about peeing - even us girls have to suspend our embarrassment gene for a few hours.................

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 16:26


As an aside, my 3 year old calls flamingoes "mingoes". 

London 2016 - Eeeek...

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:37

Simple rule of not trying anything new on race day - so make sure you have tested the kit you plan to wear on the day on a previous long run, keep a note of what you eat/drink before long training runs (the day before as well) so you can eliminate anything that causes you problems, and experiment with gels/sports drinks/jelly babies to se what works best.

As rodeoflip says, take it slowly.  You have plenty of time to build up the mileage very gradually so you have less chance of getting injured.  Use it and enjoy it.  It's too easy to think "I have loads of time" then finding you are trying to cram the training in in the last few weeks.  Start now and by Christmas you will be in a great place to start the fine tuning.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:30
VDOT51 wrote (see)
Sweetcorn in a nappy is disturbing.

As are regurgitated strawberries........

Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 11:12
15West wrote (see)


Um, yes.  As a member of the project and having been coached by the accused party, I'd expect him to be interviewed as part of the investigation, wouldn't you?  Key witness, I'd have thought.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 11:03
Womble wrote (see)

I wish Megawomble didn't have a motorbike 

I'm already dreading the day that A1 starts driving, and she's only 7.

Am I the only one with this problem?!

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:21

Might be worth keeping a diary of everything - food, pollen count, temperature, humidity, sleep, stress patterns, hydration, speed, etc., to see if there is any pattern to it.  It seems odd that some runs are fine but others are not.

Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:58

It matters to me because i look up to/idolise/admire athletes, because I am also a runner, and would like to think that the people who win gold medals are doing what I do (but at a much more dedicated level) with what they are born with.

I'd never take drugs to enhance my performance - I rarely even take paracetamol if I can avoid it.  Ok, you could argue that there would be no point, but that's not the reason.  I want to be as good as I can be without cheating, so want my heroes to be the same.

In saying that, I'm not into witch hunts - I hope Salazar and his stable are clean, but I doubt we'll even know for sure.



Being made redundant

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 10:28

You probably do get paid, but no money is enough to compensate for selling your soul.................

Hubby was made redundant once (before we got together).  His mother had died a few months before, and his marriage broke up shortly after.  He got a new job 2 weeks after getting his redundancy money, so he spent half of it on a sports car.  He still has the other half 15 years later.................

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 16:31

OFFS.  Blood.  Stone.  NO!

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