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eating during long runs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:21
Ooo Kendal mint cake might be a good idea thanks! I just need to find something. I'm ok with running 13-15 miles without needing fuel as long as I've eaten enough before etc.
had similar the other week- I was on a skiing holiday, people eat huge meals for lunch then go out & ski and I can't do that without feeling sick/bloated! And that's not even as demanding an exercise cardiovascular-wise.

eating during long runs

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:02
I find the idea of eating actual food mid-run mind boggling. I have tried the odd gel on 17 mile run but struggle with stomach pain a little! Need to find something that works for these long runs but I can't imagine actual food ever agreeing with my pesky stomach!

advice on training for a half marathon

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:31
What Also-ran said.

I did this in training for the last half marathon I ran in October but was amongst quite a planned schedule, and I tapered carefully.

I beat my half PB by 5 minutes in 1hr 35 and felt like I had a lot left by the end. I'm sure training a bit further than the distance helped but I think having quite a planned schedule as a whole was the most beneficial.

Stress fracture vs Extensor Tendonitis

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:24
Hope you get it sorted & better soon!

Iron levels for female runners

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 23:29
I've tried running through initial anaemia and its tough. I would say rest and recover. As others say it takes a while for the iron levels to get back to normal although I used to feel a lot better quite quickly, I guess depends how depleted the levels are!
I find taking liquid iron supplements more effective too. And look at your diet, mine was often caused by getting sloppy on eating habits.

Stress fracture vs Extensor Tendonitis

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 23:25
I had a stress fracture in my metatarsal once- the dr repeatedly fobbed me off on several visits.
The pain was excruciating. It wasn't at first though, which confused me and also possibly the doctor. But as time went by I was in agony walking on it. I can only describe it as feeling like someone had pretty much put my metatarsals in a food blender! It took ages to heal but by time it was diagnosed it was already healing. It was only my physio at the time sending me off to A&E for an x ray that finally got it sorted.

I recently had a touch of tendonitis in my foot and was very paranoid it was another SF at first because it started out similarly pain wise - however loosening my shoe laces seemed to ease the discomfort and a bit of ice and ibruprofen really helped - when I had my sf, nothing ever even touched the pain even prescription drugs!

Running in the cold!

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 08:08
I feel the cold terribly and training in winter is hard for me however i find I'm generally ok with lots of layers. It's my hands that I just struggle with. I've yet to find a pair of running gloves that prevents my hands going completely raw from cold- yesterday it reduced me to tears!

leg muscles ache during the night

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 22:06
This sounds very familiar.

I'm in my 30s too and since about September, was getting terrible 'growing pains' aches in my legs- mostly my thighs but sometimes my feet and knees. I used to get the same pain from the age of 10 in my knees! Hence the growing pains thing!
Only in the last few weeks has the pain ceased. Absolutely no idea what causes it or makes it better. Physio thinks its some kind of doms.

Distance junkie

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 22:49
Yep I'm the same, I love running 10 miles + everything else doesn't feel right :/

Shin Splints?

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 22:35

I'd rest it a bit more and avoid Dr Google! See how you get on for a few days. Definitely get stretching.

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