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  •  thanks a lot. running is so mental. it's weird (1+ / 0-)
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    Irish Patti

    because when i run in the gym i put water bottles around the gym to pick up when i get tired. sometimes that has been disastrous because i end up feeling heavier after grabbing the water bottle and stop running.

    now it turns out i don't even need to drink water during my short runs. oh well!

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      Irish Patti, pmb

      At the mileage you are running now, drinking is hurting you more than helping. You can probably hear and feel the water sloshing around, it's annoying and not helpful.

      When I did runs of twelve to twenty two miles, I used to wear a belt with little bottles attached for hydration(called "Fuel Belt"). Now that's when you need a little help! There are also little packets of "goo" flavored gel, gunky stuff that are little pick me ups. I always felt they were more of a mental help than physical, though. When you run for that long, it's kind of like a little treat to keep the motivation going, you need all the help you can get, because that is when you really get tested.

      "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

      by jkay on Sun Mar 21, 2010 at 10:07:22 AM PDT

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