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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 11:42

Good run all the same ML84.

I used to take Imodium before races until I became aware of side effects.

A lot of the problems I had were to do with the high fibre diet in the days leading up to the race. Cutting out the bulk apart from rice seemed to do the trick.

The last race I did with the drug was a HM. Despite drinking a couple of pints on the start line, by 5 miles I felt as if I hadn't drunk anything at all.

I guess the drug had done what it was meant to and stopped water being absorbed into the gut. Not much use if you need the fluid to run with.



Trump & Clinton

Posted: Yesterday at 08:12

I'll wait for the day when the phrases, "I could be worse, I could be Donald Trump", or "You're behaving like Donald Trump", or "Had a Donald Trump moment".


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 08:06

Sounds tough Bus, but do you really sit on a train covered in mud? 

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 08:01

Same as most shit relationships. 

They choose to keep the deal going, despite knowing; but for what they now know, they wouldn't have started in the first place.

Better the devil you know it seems.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 20:53

Looking out of my front window I can detect about 1mm of snow on a car bonnet. Everything else clear. 

 I ran home from work when that (2000?) snow storm hit. Tried driving but grid lock. For some reason I had the kit with me. Took 50 odd minutes. A guy who lived nearby took over four hours - to go six miles.

If all is frozen up tomorrow I won't be going out. Black ice underfoot! how can anyone run on that?

Talkback: How to avoid toilet breaks during a race

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 18:15

Well I stick to my hydration system and it's worked for over twenty years.

Did used to do one mad thing. Discovered before one Great North Run (held in the heat of June) that I could drink masses on the start line.

Reason was, I couldn't drink out of cups en route. I reasoned that what I could drink at best was an amount I could easily drink at the start. What are stomachs for?

Subsequently I dropped about 2 pints down my neck and set off. Blazing heat, I never slowed down. Water poured on the head for cooling but no slowing.

My record was 1.25 litres before another HM. Pb on another blazing hot day (26c in the shade).

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 13:30

XC for me is now a different planet. 

As a strange coincidence, today I also ran 9 miles averaging 7:28. It wasn't really a valid 7:28 average since I kept stopping. Just one of those days where I didn't fancy keeping the hammer down.


Asics Nimbus Lovers

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 21:50

I always buy Cumulus. Usually at a discount due to getting older models.


Talkback: How to avoid toilet breaks during a race

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 19:27

It's not the quantity of water, it's the timing.

Excess water has to pass through your kidneys then into the bladder.

If you are drinking all the way to the start of the race, there's a good chance you'll need the loo.

The solution is this:

Note the time the race starts and stop drinking two hours before that.

Any excess fluid will have passed through your system before the race starts.

Within ten minutes of the start of the race, you can drink another load. That won't have enough time to get through your kidneys into the bladder. After that it doesn't matter since the process shuts down under race effort. That is normal.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 15:50

Good review there CC82. Nice to get those pb's and I imagine there's more to come.

Bus, I wouldn't rush this one. It sounds like one of those once a decade jobs which could wipe you out for ages.

Meanwhile, this morning I set off to do a 9/10 mile run and somehow picked the wrong loop, ending up doing over 12.

Pace was up. Too 'up' really. Legs felt good, but at what felt like an easy tempo kept getting into an area where I felt it prudent to stop, rest and then set off again. I didn't intend to bring my lungs into the equation, but it kept happening.

Averaged 7:20 miling

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