>General Running>Interesting article on bonking
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Think Whirled Peas
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.
Needs more cowbell!
You can bonk after just a mile if you want to. No need to go to 20. Just eat low/no carbs for a few days and then go out and run full intensity for a mile after a warmup. If you do not bonk there, keep jogging and you should within a couple miles. It is good to know what a bonk feels like before feeling one in a race, especially if the race is important to you. And I don't know if you EVERY be sure you will avoid it, so it is good to know how to deal with it as Mikey pointed out.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I don't think that you should train to bonk, just to know how it feels. If anything, you should train to learn how to best AVOID it.