Monday, February 16, 2009


I'm running my first 10k this Saturday at the Los Alamitos Race on the Base. While training, I notice that my legs get tight around the 5 mile mark. Is that just my threshold I'm approaching or would salt or something help? I was thinking of mixing a little Gatorade in with my water. Or is a 10k too short to do anything other than drink water and train harder? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!


  1. I would knock off running about 3 or 4 days before the race. Rest your legs. And since it's your first 10k, don't worry about running a fast pace. Go out comfortable and see what happens. I prefer Gatorade in any race, but I don't think a 10k will deplete your sodium too heavily, especially this time of year. Good luck!

  2. I agree Mike. 6 miles is probably too short to start replacing your electrolytes.

  3. Thanks for the advice everyone!