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    One of the big problems I'm having when trying to hit my targets is that when I feel the need to have some water and subsequently drink some, I lose my rhythm and get out of breath straight away.

    Is there a proper way to be doing this? Should I slow down to drink? Or is it all to do with fitness levels that I'll eventually get to?
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    This is a good article:
    http://www.runnerssole.com/drinking.htm

    Most importantly, though - if you're only running for an hour or so, you shouldn't need to drink while running - unless it's a scorching day. Drinking before you feel thirsty, and generally drinking before your run, should help you.
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    Ipod on, Bach full volume, distracts from the need to drink
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    Yeah I tend to do the same- drink before and after running. But if I'm going on a long run then I would just have little sips of water instead of taking massive gulps as that helps me to maintain my rhythm.
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    As has been said, short runs shouldn't need a drink. The flipside to this is that if you are running long (you haven't mentioned distance), you do need to, so that being the case, I would suggest trying to focus on the rhythm of your run. I use my footfalls, I breathe in over the course of two steps, and out over the next two steps, to try and regulate the speed at which you are breathing. If you take a slightly larger breath before and after taking a swig of water (and only take a small swig at a time), you might find you have less need to break rhythm?
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    I'm only on short duration targets atm (under 15m) so the need to drink shouldn't even be present. Thanks so far guys, I'll be sure to top up before I start.

    More advice welcome ofc
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    (Original post by Redefined)
    I'm only on short duration targets atm (under 15m) so the need to drink shouldn't even be present. Thanks so far guys, I'll be sure to top up before I start.

    More advice welcome ofc
    As I just said in another thread... drink well in advance. No fluids in the 45 mins to 1 hour before you run, else it might not be thirst that's persuading you to stop!
 
 
 
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