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09/10/2012 at 20:58

I read an interesting nutrition article in a cycling magazine once that said 'Treats are fine, just dont live on treats' . Think that kinda sums up my attitude to it.

Cycling is bad though for making you feel starving, especially cycling in cold weather - I can totally understand your hubby wanting his bacon sarnie Cragchick .

I think I probably eat less now that I mostly run than I did when I was mainly cycling, which is kinda bizarre given that they say running burns more calories . Certainly for people wanting to lose weight I would say running will do it a whole lot faster than cycling, but if someone is very very overweight cycling is probably a better way to start exercising in order to avoid injury etc.

10/10/2012 at 06:03


Cold and not quite frosty out. Decent running conditions, no wind

Morning Tri.

Still to properly catch up.

10/10/2012 at 06:48

morning BM

another night off last night. felt it was needed, just been feeling exhausted since the weekend but definitely feel better this morning, finally feel rested.

Should manage some training tonight, planning intervals (long) at indoor track.

hopefully that goes to plan

10/10/2012 at 07:56

Morning all. Very frosty here in both Cathcart and Bothwell, but another lovely morning. Got up half an hour early and did some weights. My current programme needs 40/45 mins so had to leave out a couple of sets for my back, but hopefully do them this evening after a run.

Just really enjoyed granola with fresh berries and banana for my breakfast now that I have done my 2 fast days

10/10/2012 at 10:04

Well another glorious day - we better make the best of it as it looks hideous for tommorrow .

Birkmyre - good to see you back online.

Andrew - no idea, sorry. You might be better asking on one of the London Marathon threads.

UTC - hope you get your energy back soon. That was quite a tiring race actually .

FFB - Fruit-tastic breakfast . I had, errrrr, two hot toasted crumpets covered in butter (Ooooo-Errr Missus) Oops!  Well, it is the Winter .

(TP must try harder to eat fruit ).

10/10/2012 at 11:17
Thanks tp a will do
10/10/2012 at 11:41

TP - LOL  very tasty, I am partial to a toatsed crumpte with loads of butter too

10/10/2012 at 18:20

TP: Good to be back online.

10/10/2012 at 19:54

FFB - so this fasting 2 days with no food ? I like my food too much!

Quite a nice day here, mild and sunny, legs a bit stiff for no good reason but 9 miles run slowly.

Good to have you back BM!

10/10/2012 at 20:48

Mmmm, granola and berries - lovely

Lovely here too Ran 5 miles rather faster than intended but was soooo enjoying it.

Elspeth, heard a 'whiff' of the S2S going ahead on the 2nd December, 'details to follow'. Unfortunately, we've already entered the Pentlands half that day 

10/10/2012 at 20:58

Elspeth, I love food too: I am a chef's daughter so food is a huge part of my life. It is not 2 days with abso;utely no food. You can have a small meal each day. I choose evening as it is easier.

8 miles this evening.

10/10/2012 at 21:10

Mrs Mac - I hope so, if you hear anything more can you let me know? Shame you're in the Pentlands same weekend though.

FFB - sounds pretty hard to me, I am not nice to know without my brekkie (or subsequent meals either!).

11/10/2012 at 06:45


FFB, not sure I could cope with 2 days of fasting either... hope you get enough out of it.

Felt much better yesterday and managed a decent interval session last night. Short run tonight and high impact aerobics with some core work. As long as today is less stressful than yesterday. Terrible day.

11/10/2012 at 08:07

Hope you have a better day UTC.

Not sure what my training will be tonight: it rather depends on the rain, although I may opt for a big yoga session.

11/10/2012 at 08:52

wet, wet, wet with us. a rather soggy 5 miles this morning but felt good. until i took my top off and felt the sting on my nipples . must remember vaseline when its that wet....

11/10/2012 at 10:12

Ouch Longbow !

Must have rained overnight here, as everywhere was wet this morning, but no real heavy rain... YET !

Well I did 10m yesterday and am subsequently rather creaking a bit today, so should probably take today as a rest day or maybe go on the cross trainer later.

In the meantime I have a *lovely* job to do - u-bend under sink is blocked again so rather than paying a fortune to get a plumber in I am going to attempt to take it all apart myself ......marigolds and cleaning brush at the ready! I had to do this a couple of years ago because whatever genius plumbed the sink in, has put an outflow pipe going upwards through the wall to connect to the drain pipe outside . Maybe they thought the laws of gravity didnt apply .

11/10/2012 at 12:16

TP - there is a chemical you can buy to do same job.

11/10/2012 at 12:32

Aha! Well, I have discovered the origin of the leak! One side of the u-bend was missing its rubber sealant ring and all the gunk must have been pushing water out through it. All seems fine now and wasnt as messy as I thought .

OH - chemical now also put down it . If I had put it down earlier it all would have just leaked out .

OMG though the crp you accumulate under the sink - also had a good clear out whilst I was at it!!!!

11/10/2012 at 12:42

Ouch Longbow  I keep forgetting to put bodyglide on when I go out for training runs and quite often end up with chafing from my sports bra.

I really do not understand why they cannot design decent chafe free sports bras. It is not rocket science: stitching, seams and 'lining bands' cause friction.

11/10/2012 at 12:42

Oh and badly thought out fastenings too

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