All these energy drinks etc are a con as far ar i'm concerned,going back to the 60s & 70s when Ron Hill was in his pomp. He & the like never had such luxuries,he also had a full time job & managed 2.09 !! Only thing that makes you a better runner is to do more running,end of !Apologies if this is a duplicate thread- Does anyone know the deal with Red bull?, some people i know swear by this before going out for a run, but im not too sure! or should i just stick with good ol' council pop?
Surely that tells you something? Did it give you the edge you desired?I use anything I can get to give me an advantage! Before my rn on Saturday I had a Lucozade carbo gel, 500 ml of Lucozade sport, 300 ml water and a red bull! still felt awful!
I usually run out of energy around that point too - on the odd occasion I run further than that, I find supplements usually help.Surely that tells you something? Did it give you the edge you desired?
I run and when I am thirsty I drink water. Seems to work and I never run out of energy (up to 12 miles)
Sorry, I meant 12 miles is as far as I have run. I have done it twice. Both times I was tired in the legs, but that is to be expected. I am still not fit. The first time I suffered as I had no water. The second time I had water and supped about 300ml through the distance. This made a huge difference as both runs were done late morning on hot days.I usually run out of energy around that point too - on the odd occasion I run further than that, I find supplements usually help.
It just goes to show that supplements aren't the cure - they're just a supplement to what you are already doing.
Still, I think my pre-race can of Red Bull gives me a mental boost, even if its just a placebo effect.