firstborn said:How long do you intend running for? For me, over 2 hours I take a 500ml bottle, over 3 hours then it's 2 x 500ml bottles. I use a single or double Nathan bottle belt to carry these. Usually drink fairly dilute SiS GO as it's more interesting than just water!
The above comes from experience of how much I need and have got into the habit of drinking regularly on longer runs.
I'll also take a gel or two for 3 hours plus.
cleanbluesky said:When you say how much you 'need', what do you mean? What happens if you drink too little?
What's a gel?
firstborn said:I get a stinking headache within an hour after a run if I haven't drank enough. It then takes ages to rehydrate.
Energy gel - Go gel is what I prefer and is a bit like runny snot . Others have a better consistency but need water to be taken with them.
cleanbluesky said:Is it something everyone would experience?
If I run over 5 I usually take a small bottle with me, but I'm wondering whether its the most convenient thing... if I go for over an hour I am thirsty but not quite at headache point
And do they work? Do you get peppy?
firstborn said:Usually drink fairly dilute SiS GO as it's more interesting than just water!
PhilthyPhil said:You shoudn't dilute sports drinks as they are designed to be used at a specific concentration which is optimal for your body to absorb them.
cleanbluesky said:Firstborn, are you planning on doing the MDS again?
Monday to Friday - morning runs of 1 - 1.5 hrs (7-10 miles).
Saturday - Rest day
Sunday - The long run! Currently up to 4 hours 50/50 on/off road covering about 24 miles.
cleanbluesky said:And would you say that was a good routine?
firstborn said:At the moment I'm running 3/4 times a week with a similar pattern to yours (maybe a few more miles though) whilst preparing for a number half marathons and building towards the Snowdonia marathon at the end of the month. That ones going to hurt me I feel!!! I'm then going to concentrate on speed aiming for a sub 3.15 marathon end of 2007 or early 2008.
cleanbluesky said:What distances are you up to?
Do you run after or before work?
Wuld you say there is a maximum distance that you could run every day without a rest day in betweeen?
#Chri5# said:I have read that running with a bottle in your hand can lead to problems as it changes your gait slightly.
cleanbluesky said:I doubt it!
But I do love running and I think I'll go in for the next marathon... if I can keep the distance progress up then I should be ready for it.