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Your body knows what it needs (Read 172 times)


HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

    Heard this again this weekend: "Your body knows what it needs"

     

    I believe this refers to craving for drink, or salt, or sweet stuff, during a (long) race.

     

    What say ye?

    It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

    MJ5


    Chief Unicorn Officer

      My body thinks it needs 5 rest days per week and McDonald's and ice cream everyday, so no.

      Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

        I don't know. I often crave something salty after a hard workout, but I normally gravitate towards salty snacks so it probably doesn't mean much. Each time I was pregnant, I felt like I needed eggs and some steak would have been nice. I wasn't the best vegetarian, so maybe I did need that extra bit of protein.

          My body is an idiot.

          Dave


          delicate flower

            My body is an idiot.

             

            GOD DAMMIT THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY! 

            roboknee.

               

              GOD DAMMIT THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY! 

               

              You can both be idiots. Smile


              Labrat

                My body will get what its given AND LIKE IT!

                5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                10K  51:48 (Vdot 38.39)  7/15/12

                HM 1:46:23 (Vdot 41.95) 11/9/13

                FM 4:28:33 (Vdot 33.01) 11/12/11

                *Gun time, all others are chip time

                SillyC


                  Hilarious thread!

                   

                  I tried listening to my body and doing whatever it wanted in a race.  It twice told me to run BACK to an aid station and down an entire bowl of gummy worms.  I listened the first time.  You can guess how that turned out.  I didn't do it the second time.

                    I'm skeptical but recently had an experience that made me think again. I'd been vegetarian for a little over a year. One night, out to dinner with the folks, I ordered a cheeseburger with no real reason other than I wanted one right then. My husband looked at me like I was crazy and I just sort of shrugged my shoulders. Later the next week, it sort of came up that I should get my hemoglobin checked as I had been feeling more and more exhausted, tired, out of breath going up stairs, etc. I thought I had maybe been overtraining. Hemoglobin came back low at around 10. Not super low but low enough. I don't know, but I take that as a sign that my body decided it wanted some iron. Doesn't explain how I could be so dumb and not recognize it sooner.

                      My body will get what its given AND LIKE IT!

                       

                      Yep...even if what you give it is crap.


                      Flee to the Cleve.

                        It does tend to fight me a lot.

                        My Achilles heel is my Achilles heel.


                        HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                          Hilarious thread!

                           

                          I tried listening to my body and doing whatever it wanted in a race.  It twice told me to run BACK to an aid station and down an entire bowl of gummy worms.  I listened the first time.  You can guess how that turned out.  I didn't do it the second time.

                           

                          I ran back to an aid station this weekend. Not very far, but I remember thinking, "boy is this stupid".

                          It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                            My body knows what it needs. It's my brain that appears to know crap!

                            JimR


                              <subjecttointerpretation>My body needs another body </subjecttointerpretation>

                                My body knows what it needs. It's my brain that appears to know crap!

                                 

                                ^^^This!!

                                 

                                The mind tends toward addictions, habits, emotional cravings, and can fall for all kinds of beliefs about diet and nutrition whether true or not. The trick is to know the difference between what the body is telling you and the neurotic nonsense going on in the head!

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