Sporty_g saidIn the broadest, general sense....to include bj's (giving/getting), coitus, etc.....
I am running a race Saturday morning....will I need to forgo any type of sex on friday to keep my run at peak?
Runner's World recently did an article on this...their consensus? Does sex before competition hurt your running?
Not tonight honey, I'm racing tomorrow. It's an ancient excuse--literally--dating back to Ikkos of Tarentum, who swore off sex for months leading up to the Olympic Games of 44 BC. (On the upside, Ikkos won the Pentathlon.) But chances are you won't exert enough energy to tap into your reserves. "Ten minutes of sex burns 50 to 60 calories on average, equivalent to walking a half mile," says Tommy Boone, Ph.D., author of Sex Before Athletic Competition: Myth or Fact. Even better, sex could possibly improve your performance. "There is anecdotal evidence that it has a positive effect," says Boone. "If sex helps you relax, reduces your anxiety, and helps you sleep, then why would you give it up? You could be worse off not doing it." Now there's a new way to get a little faster.
So the moral of the story is...Get off, but again do it quickly, that way you're not wasting ALL of your pre-race energy.