How are you getting on with your training? Tell us all... 😄
I loved cheekychipmunks' recent post about Her Common! healthunlocked.com/marathon... It would be great to see some more posts like that (or pics shared on Strava) - let's share where we run! 😍 Obvs be safe and don't give away any home address details 😊😊😊
Strava people: we have quite a few of you in the HUHM Autumn 2020 Club now, remember to follow each other and keep the Kudos coming!!!
★ Loomergencies and other tummy troubles
I don't know about you, but this is something I worry about a lot!! I apologise in advance if anyone is offended by this subject - I will be avoiding going into tooooo much detail, and I suspect that most of you will understand what I allude to!
A lot of the advice I have seen relates to diet. It is definitely still a work in progress as far as I am concerned!
I often get this after a fast run - it's the main reason why I don't show up at parkrun very often! To help prevent nausea it is best to avoid eating large amounts of food before and during a run, and to try and keep moving after you have finished. This is what I find particularly difficult about parkrun where we have to wait in the funnel queue to get our finish tokens 😄
Nausea and dizziness after a long run may be due to a post-exercise drop in blood pressure. If you are prone to low blood pressure you may find that eating and drinking small amounts regularly during your run - and a little something immediately after - will help with this.
Here's some advice from Runner's Blueprint: runnersblueprint.com/runnin...
★ Number ones
I don't personally have much of a problem with this, but I know many do, and particularly women. My worst fail to date has been when I did the South Coast Challenge and treated myself to a large Americano to take on the train to Eastbourne. Silly me! I didn't quite make it to the aid station in time...
When I manage to avoid the lure of huge coffees, my tactics are mainly to stop drinking anything an hour before the run (just a few sips now and then can help take care of a dry mouth, as can Vaseline on the lips), know where the toilets are, wear shorts (can be easily pulled aside if a visit behind a tree is necessary), dark coloured bottoms to help disguise any mishaps, and, er, Tena!
This article has a lot of useful and interesting advice: runnersworld.com/health-inj...
★ Worst nightmare!
I'm assuming you all know of what I speak - that disturbing rustling down below, code brown, loomergency... if you don't, lucky you! 😎
Seriously though, some of us have irritable bowel issues, or perhaps even worse medical problems which can seriously spoil our running experience. Even if we are healthy enough, the action of running often will result in our bowels moving at the most inconvenient moments. But there are things we can do to avoid this anxiety! In the past I have tended to rely on loperamide (Imodium etc.) to help with this, but it's not really a great solution because it can cause other problems, and sometimes doesn't even work!!
It is really best to think about getting plenty of fibre into our regular diet, and to train ourselves to "go" before our long run, so we are less likely to run into trouble, so to speak.
Here's another Runner's World article for some useful tips. I was interested to learn that any hot drink (not just coffee!) may do the trick: runnersworld.com/health-inj...
ANYWAY! Enough of this misery 😅
Have fun, take care, enjoy the runs, and happy training everyone 😍
roseabi & linda9389 xxx
July 7th, 2020
Autumn 2020 Half Marathon Group list: docs.google.com/spreadsheet...
HUHM Strava Group: strava.com/clubs/HUHMa20
Let’s get to know each other and a word about training plans: healthunlocked.com/marathon....
Admin and experimenting with food: healthunlocked.com/marathon...
Getting the most out of your training & Strava Club: healthunlocked.com/marathon...