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Comment by Chris on March 4, 2011 at 10:43am

Thanks, Oriana,

Deep down, I know resting it is right. I haven't had a full day in bed for years. I was getting really antsy last night...so I decided to channel my hyperactivity to attempt a personal best plank hold.

NAILED IT! 13 minutes, baby! (My previous record was 7 minutes).

This is very relevant to my running. After last year's chronic knee pain put such a damper on my year of racing, I decided to be religious about Pilates and strengthening my core and stabilizing my hips. I've come a LONG way. I could barely hold a plank for 2 minutes this time last year.

Comment by oriana on March 3, 2011 at 10:58am

Ahhhh, so sorry, Chris.  I sprained both of my ankles about a year ago and tried everything.  I resorted to ibuprofen which I detest taking any meds but a runner at heart gets desperate.  I ran anyway on drugs and it took twice as long to heal.  I even ran a marathon on them.  DUMB!  That is how I refuse to give up running.  I would not recommend what I did.  I truly believe the only thing to heal a sprain is to stay off of it until you can run without pain.  I didn't want to have to "start all over again" so I continued to run.  Too worried I would lose my love of runnning. I was miserable though and in so much pain.

Comment by Chris on March 3, 2011 at 2:16am

Anybody have a successful meal plan to nurse an ankle injury?

I went out for my long run yesterday and rolled my ankle bad. I had surgery on this ankle about 10 y.o. due to many soccer injuries. It's all puffed up and gnarley looking, which I'm accustomed to...but not on LFRV. I RICE'd it and took 4 ibuprofen. First 48 hours are key is what my physical therapist friend told me. I don't like taking ibuprofen, but...I'd love alternatives.

Thanks!

Comment by oriana on March 2, 2011 at 12:38pm

Run on Fruit we do have a Jambe Juice nearby.  I am thinking of making my last "supper" Friday night a Jamba drink after eating mono fruit in the day.  What do I order?  A Power Orange Juice?  I dont do the yogurty stuff, just pure fruit or juice.

 

I forgot to mention this 1/2 marathon is 6.5 miles uphill and the other half is back down.  I did it last year.  Hope I don't get black toenails this time! Last year I did it in just under 2 hours.  I beat my full marathon record this year running it in 4:00 so maybe I will do my 1/2 well too.

Comment by Joy on March 2, 2011 at 12:38pm

I do for sure... and I dont run nearly as much as you do!

 

Every time I get going, I get injured.  This time I've been taking it super easy, working with a coach, doing everything I can, and still wound up with something wrong with me.  I was super pissed yesterday and wound up saying sorry to the ladies i work with!

 

It sucks to have all the energy to keep going, but my legs hurt too much :(

Comment by oriana on March 2, 2011 at 12:34pm
Okay, today was the first day in about 3 months that I haven't run.  I am used to running minimum of 5 miles and up to 10 miles a day.  I don't know if anyone else who is an avid runner gets like this but I am all bent out of shape and irritable.  I almost bit my husband's head off for not allowing me time to get a run in and having to stay at school longer.  I got home and didn't feel like running and now I feel guilty and like I am going to blow up and get fat.  This is probably very disordered thinking but has anyone had this happen......getting irritable when you can't run?
Comment by Alex Wall-Clarke on March 2, 2011 at 8:13am
Oriana, i've got to say i've never found this a problem during runs but if it is then just stick to juice. No fiber = no #2. You'll probably find you have more energy this way and not to mention you'll be lighter. Good luck with the race!
Comment by Fruitman on March 1, 2011 at 10:20pm

Oriana,

Two words as an answer: water + monomeals.

Mono digest quicker than mixed food.

Keep hydrated and it will help the bowel movements. When you wake up drink at least a liter of water and that will result in #2 coming quickly. And obviously for the shorter, early runs skip the breakfast as any food matter getting in will push out whatever there was left in the intestines. For HM or marathon wake up very early so you can drink and eat breakfast at least 2h before.

And the wee thing should not worry you as the pro runners sometimes have the same "problem" but they just do it without stopping :)

Comment by Stuart Porter on March 1, 2011 at 5:53pm

Hi Oriana,

Although I'm not 100% raw at the moment (I'm sticking to low fat cooked carbs when I can't get fruit), I find that when I drink a decent amount of water on waking (ie 1.5 litres) then almost without fail I need to do a number 2 within half an hour. That clears me out until the next meal! This predictability happens as long as I eat whole food with all the fibre intact. However, my problem is having to stop for a wee on long runs! Regard's Stuart.

Comment by oriana on March 1, 2011 at 12:42pm
okay, I have asked this embarrassing question a couple of times but really haven't gotten an answer that I like.  Maybe there isn't one.  I run and am a LFRVer all the way.  My problem is that I do a lot of long training runs (anywhere from 5-10  miles a day) to train for marathons. I always have to stop midrun or even several times to go #2 because of the massive amount of fiber I eat every day.  I am getting nervous about my 1/2 marathon this Sat. because I am worried that I won't get to a porta potty in time.  The last few marathons that I have run in I made it but it always scares me.  I have visions of me crossing the finish line with a "mess".  Any tips?
 

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