Dorcas H Another challenge that's been on the to-do list for more than a year .... It's more challenging than you think because I don't drink coffee anymore! But I had a Nescafe Cappuccino before my run today.
Pre-run caffeine has been shown to enhance performance and endurance, so you may notice a little boost during your runs. However, if you're doing a race of 10K or longer, don't consume more than 200 mg of caffeine (about 2 cups of coffee). Some experts believe too much caffeine may increase risk of cardiac events while running.
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Ellen L Tried it before the Leeds 10k -not sure it worked but it did mean I built in more Pre race time and was more relaxed :-)
Terri B encouraged this.
Karen D I tend to do this more so on a Saturday morning before my parkrun. Will have it again this Saturday :)
Ptan;8} * Today, morning a cup of hot coffee at 0645H, half an hour before I commenced my run at 0715H..
Marianne N Had a great run on tuesday after a coffee but it didn't help on thursday or friday... or if it did I can't imagine how awful the run might have been without it!
Jennifer R With start times at 7 AM for many races, and I usually have to drive an hour to get there...this is a must!
Carole C encouraged this.
Claire Boo L I have done this religiously before any run I have gone out on recently, I ve found it actually does make a difference.
Martin H encouraged this.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
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