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Blood sugar issues

Posted: Yesterday at 12:47
RicF wrote (see)

Well, If I want to induce low blood sugar levels, I eat nothing for maybe four or five hours, and just as I'm wanting something to eat, I have a nice glass of orange juice. I then go for a run. 

About 5 minutes later, my vision starts going. If I shut my eyes I can see two bright patches that resemble each side of my brain. I go dizzy. My energy levels drop out the basement. I sweat up like a pig and feel so hungry I could eat dead things on the ground.

Running is impossible due to balance issues. Its walk home and start eating. A while later another diet has been shelved.

Try it.

When mine are low I just feel like I have wet cheeks and cannot think straight; but I have access to a blood sugar testing kit, so I know that this feeling is low sugars. But not everyone has access to one

Blood sugar issues

Posted: Yesterday at 12:43

"Presumably when she eats chocolate she feels better"

I am not trying to be a t**t here, I am just interested.

Diagnosing diabetes is not straightforward btw

When I eat chocolate I feel better  does not mean a lot!

Blood sugar issues

Posted: Yesterday at 12:19

How do you know your blood sugars are low?

How much training can I miss??

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 22:12

I have found that I can miss a lot/all of my running and still maintain fitness by cross-training. Don't lose heart and do not lose your will to train either!

As far as rollers are concerned, no idea!

How much training can I miss??

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 21:09

What about cross training? Doing some swimming, cycling etc?

Do us Runners get Sick more often?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 09:39

No problem with doing a survey;

But "how long" and "how far"  you train is going to give a variety of results. Whereas asking how many miles or hours you train would give a more consistent idea of training volume, bearing in mind some people run, cycle, swim, gym etc.

+1 for survey monkey! 

Fell Running

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 09:20


How much training can I miss??

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 09:17

What training are you doing at the moment?


how to wean yourself off snacks and eating crap?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 13:12

Or, what about replacing 'rubbish' food with something else?

I buy a whole chicken and 'snack' off it (de-bone it and divide it into portions) this and (Yeo Valley) live bio yoghurt usually sorts me out!

How much training can I miss??

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 13:01

This is one of those f.edifIknow questions...

But your (presumably) professionally qualified physiotherapist says you should be OK?

Your professionally qualified physiotherapist who has taken your history and examined your calf? 

I know that even professionals make mistakes, but asking for advice from a bunch of (potential) loons (like me, for instance) when you have a professional opinion?

But given that you are looking to 'finish well'  and not necessarily get a pb, go for it. But when you are injured try and cross train, even doing some weight training on your upper body will stimulate the hormones that will stimulate recovery in your calf(s)? Cycling,rowing, swimming, etc. being injured is not a reason to not train!

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