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The Ramadan Update...

Hello Folks,

Been a long while since I posted on here, thought it's about time I stopped by and said hello rather than just sit there and read posts when I get the chance.

I guess today's post is more of an inspirational one, both for myself and those who are also fasting or are struggling with the plan at the moment. Well as some might know already it's the month of Ramadan (fasting during daylight hours) and unlike last year, this year I decided to run!

Very long hours, at present it stands at approx. 18+ hours and yet I still find the runs rather pleasant. First I tried the local park but in all honesty, running in circles is not really my cup of tea so the ol' "Rocky Balbao" pound the streets came back into force. ** Parks are scenic roads are interesting **

I manage two runs a week (allowing for min. 3 days rest in between) and still manage between 4-5k , not pushing myself for any speed or a greater distance. Now lets see who can explain the next bit.... no pain!! I mean none at all!! No tired,stiff legs, etc. I was expecting at least some muscle pain but nada.

If you are determined to go for a run then pretty much nothing can stop you (apart from that bus you didn't see coming... ha ha ha :-) ) , go for the run!!

We are all here to give you support, help, and advice.

Time for me to run now... i.e. go back and actually do some work.

Enjoy your weekend, your run, and above all enjoy life!!

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Hello Saul !

It is lovely to see you on here again , and great to hear youre still running :-)

Take care and all the very best to you xxx

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Impressive to run while fasting! And interesting that you're not feeling terrible after a run, too. Take it easy though.

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Hats of to you Saul. I am always amazed by people who manage to maintain exercise regimes during Ramadan. Brings a whole new dimension to the concept of 'fasted Cardio'.

Can I ask when do you fit it in during your day? at night after you have hydrated again? or during the day?

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I normally go for a run @ 7.30'ish, which is about 2 hours before opening the fast.

In terms of hydration, not much really approx 1.5 litres back in before the next fast.

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crikey, that's not much at all.

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That's why I run at that sort of time, the temp. has gone down and there's normally a slight breeze by then, makes the run that much easier.

By the time I get back home, shower up and stuff it's not long before I get to open the fast and rehydrate. Normally a protein shake.

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Hi Saul,

Great to hear from you, and pleased to hear you are still pounding the streets.

Keep going strong and steady😎x

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Hi Saul, great to hear from you again. It's always good to get some insight on Ramadan from someone who observes it as it is a question that usually comes up every year and not one I can offer much advice on, so now we have a few insights. Thank you. Would you mind if I put the post in the useful links pinned post for future readers?

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Thank you. That's fine by me.

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Hi Saul, I can imagine running with no food, but no liquid either would put me off a bit. I guess it depends where you are, and if it's hot there. I did see the Muslims who helped so much at the terrible fire in London said that they didn't mind continuing to work through their fast as they are used to it. What heros they are!

Have a blessed Ramadan xxx

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