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Training for P-Company

#1 Post by damon_dixon » Thu 16 Feb, 2006 3:08 pm

Hi, bit of a wierd one, i im currently in training for p-company. My training is going really well. I met up with a few guys who had done it before, so they are giving me pointers. I have been working with a mate of mine who is a PTI, and another couple of guys who are already in the Paras. Recently weve been working on speed, doing interval/fartlek training. But i find when i come back from a hard run, i need the toilet big time. Its fine when im running, but as soon as i stop, i feel my stomach turning. I dont know if its my diet or if im eating to soon before a run. Could anyone advise on a solution or even an explanation. Cheers.

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#2 Post by harry73 » Thu 16 Feb, 2006 5:30 pm

E up mate and welcome to the forum.

Sorry I cant help you with your question, but it sounds like your currently serving. Is this true

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Re: Training for P-Company

#3 Post by hc00 » Thu 16 Feb, 2006 8:22 pm

damon_dixon wrote:Hi, bit of a wierd one, i im currently in training for p-company. My training is going really well. I met up with a few guys who had done it before, so they are giving me pointers. I have been working with a mate of mine who is a PTI, and another couple of guys who are already in the Paras. Recently weve been working on speed, doing interval/fartlek training. But i find when i come back from a hard run, i need the toilet big time. Its fine when im running, but as soon as i stop, i feel my stomach turning. I dont know if its my diet or if im eating to soon before a run. Could anyone advise on a solution or even an explanation. Cheers.
How long are you leaving it between eating and running?

For a snack it should be 10 mins, for a small meal 20-30 mins and for a large meal 40-60 minutes, apparently. I've always stuck to these guidelines and never had a problem.
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#4 Post by rc » Thu 16 Feb, 2006 9:11 pm

I used to have the same problem, but generally I needed a dump half way through a run - one occassion I didn't make it home in time. :oops:
Anyway it turned out to be the brand of protein shake I was using at the time. Are you taking a protein shake ? I know it's a long shot, but if you are it may be down to that, I changed the brand and no problems since - Thank the lord !!!

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#5 Post by gkayesem » Thu 16 Feb, 2006 9:21 pm

Just have a shit before you go for a run. :wink:

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#6 Post by Sarastro » Fri 17 Feb, 2006 1:15 am

Try eating something like porridge mate, keeps you going all day long but little to it so no turtlehead problems!

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#7 Post by damon_dixon » Fri 17 Feb, 2006 9:27 am

Hi, yeah im currently in RE, based in Minely, Im just about finished Combat Engineering, My Instructors said i should go for 59 squadron rather than 9 squadron. My different circumstances, mainly no places available for a while. I have decided to go for p-company, because of the dates i have been given, im doing p-company before phase 2, strange, but thats what ive been instructed so who am i to argue. Anyway i have been leaving roughly about an hour or so after a meal, and generally half an hour after a snack. I recently changed drinks, from powerade and lemonade to lucozade. Maybe thats it, ill try and see how it goes, anyway thanks alot for the advise, very much apprieciated. Thanks.

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#8 Post by DWW » Fri 17 Feb, 2006 1:12 pm

Just out of curiosity Damon, does that mean you're Geotech?

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#9 Post by damon_dixon » Sat 18 Feb, 2006 9:15 pm

No sorry, just a chippy, lol. Hopefully a para-chippy soon though.

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#10 Post by guardsmancolthard » Fri 09 Jun, 2006 4:45 pm

hi mate, i sufferd from the same problem. When i did my training at the itc catterick i got banged up in the guardroom for shitting on a squard run!!! Being a trainee guardsman at the time i got it worse from the company sergeant major how i should be able to control myself at that age!!! Its the amount of carbohydrates and fibre you eat, i love pasta so i got the after effects!!!!!!!
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#12 Post by adj125 » Fri 09 Jun, 2006 6:25 pm

Chippy = Carpenter

A para chippy is someone in the Royal Engineers trained as a carpenter and has passed P Coy
Ex RE 1986 till 1997

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