Vote for Paul in the Busy Lifestyle category
One of my favorite pictures, the shear relief after finishing this years Snowdonia Marathon
Nearly at the summit of Snowdon,during this years International Snowdon Race
Another Fell Running Picture on a rather wet mountain day!!!!
Hey Paul..........it's nice seeing some of your photos running. I'm about to add some to my page as well, but I've never done anything like your fell running or Snowdownia Marathon.
Do you feel you enjoy these more than a normal road marathon. If you do, what do you find more enjoyable?
How does running on roads compare to fell running for you? Do you find it easier because you have trained and ran so much on hills and uneven ground?
I did the Farnham Pilgrims Half Marathon earlier this year and that was the first off-road race I've tried. I went over on my ankle a couple of times but nothing serious. I certainly had to stay more alert...it was harder to run and lose myself in my thoughts.
Paul - great pics. I see you also suffer from looking like you're stationary in race photos syndrome. To be fair the middle one is not bad but in the last one you can't be doing anything but racing down that hill - yet the camera manages to make you look like you're hopping on the spot. I have the same problem and it drives me mental.
I couldn't help but notice that in the first picture your super power of flight has clearly failed you. Probably low glycogen. Remember, to engage flight mode it's one arm above your head and the other by your side not both by the side. It's a mistake easily made by the novice. Eventually it'll click for you but keep trying.
Now, core strength training is something I know sod all about but that isn't going to stop me talking to you like I'm a freakin' expert. My missus (Mrs Malcs) has been doing alot of this at her local class.
There's an article here that shows the main exercises that she uses:
After four weeks on these she has abs so well defined you can play 'em like a xylophone. Stick with those and you can't go wrong.
Best of luck!
Great pics Paul. Echo your sentiments in the main forum, and appreciate the busy lifestyle too. I think I was a bit sucked in by the forum and panicked early on, but think in reality many people had made their minds up irrespective? Sorry we're competing against each other, but would be made up if you got it
I need advice on core too, as Sarah at BC almosr choked when she saw how weak my glutes were
She ran out of time before she got to me (thank the lord) so I was spared the embarrassment.
Paul, she meant unbalanced in the head - you ran Snowdon for fun for goodness sake!
Love the pics! Howver, Malcs ignored my suggestion for superman garb earlier so don't listen to his poses suggestion!
Core strength - I'm doing strength classes at the gym - they push me a lot harder than I would push myself but I always feel as though I've been kicked in the arse by a horse the day after! Good for workign the glutes. (The classes not the horse-arse-kicking!)
There you go, both feet off the ground!!!!
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