Sunday, October 26, 2014

Taking the good with the bad.

Been checking about side-stitches and how they may be caused. Below is taken from an internet article:

 "This was demonstrated in a 2004 study which used 40 athletes with a history of side stitches during exercise. On separate occasions, each subject was given a controlled amount of weakly-flavored water, a sports drink, fruit juice, or no fluids at all. After ingesting the fluid, the subjects completed a treadmill run and reported any abdominal pain. The fruit juice, with its high concentration of sugar, was much more likely to cause a side stitch than any of the other conditions. And the sports drink, which had a medium concentration of sugar, appeared to cause more severe side stitches than no fluids at all (though less so than the fruit juice), though this finding just escaped statistical significance."

At this event they were giving away sports drink in cups and I had four of them before my race and as well I downed an "apple" syrup gel that came in my complementary pack 20 mins before the race. I've never done either of these things before racing before, but I forgot the old rule of never doing something you don't usually do before your races. Stupid I know but I keep forgetting that I'm also subject to the things other humans are subject to. ;)

So frustrating! But I hope, at least, someone can learn from it! I've learn't my lesson,  well until the next time I forget it! ;)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Bob you asked where I was going to stay in Boston. I'll be staying in the suburbs just outside of the city in a house like this.
And Jon you asked about my Sunday run. Here are some details. 28:07k in 2:18:50min @ 4:57km pace. 1,440 calories What I liked about this LR was that I felt strong throughout and stronger at the end than at the beginning.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Grand Funk

Below the link to Grand Funk Railroad's - We're An American Band. Check it out. It helped lift my recent "funk!" (Youtube is being a bitch about letting you embed things recently.)

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Osaka No Go!

Thanks for the comments boys. I like the idea of fresh coconut milk Marty. I'll try a few spoons of the 100% oil, I have, a day and see how that goes. And thanks Ewen, I'd like to run Melbourne one day but the timing is a bit off for this year and Kobe is a PB course, I reckon, only a large Bridge or two towards the end but flat otherwise. BTW I think I was the one to tell you your beard was "sexy" but I was drunk at the time. Bob the expectation of looking like a young Brad Pit without a beard faded long ago like the colours of my present one. I'm afraid the reality is closer to this below.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Here Comes The Sun

On Saturday too I went and did a "running form check" I'll let you know about the results when I see the guy next week for a follow up consultation. Also I'll know whether or not I can get into Osaka marathon this coming Thursday.