Thank you one and all. As expected, the main message is to get a grip and learn some discipline!
Gymaddict, I'm eating a well balance diet of home cooked food, just too much of it! These 2kg have been hanging for dear life over the last 2 marathons but I've finally had enough and I'm on a mission to get rid.
Cougie, you are so right. I'm definitely in the habit of being a greedy bloater, always on the hunt for munchies.
From now on, I'm going to cut out the pre-run snacking, eat slightly smaller portions and not trof biscuits straight from the packet. 8 weeks and counting...
Can anyone offer a bit of advice on how to shift just a little bit of weight whilst marathon training. I'm keen to make sure I'm fuelled up before my runs and I'm always bloody starving afterwards. This is not helped by the fact I have a large appetite and a serious sweet tooth problem.
Yes, I fully understand the whole calories in/ calories out principle but just a few practical tips would be really great. I've got 8 weeks to shift about 2kg, shouldn't be difficult but I can't stop eating everything in sight!
It's got to be FOOD! At Market Drayton this year, finishers got a crate of 8(!!) Muller yoghurts, pork pie, sausage roll, and a beer voucher for a local pub. There was even more stuff that I can't remember but those were the highlights from an excellent cheap local race.
I'm a middle of the pack runner so being truly first is never going to be an issue but I think for it be a proper 'race' then the winner is the first past the post. If you want count chip times then it's a time trial.
My school PE lessons were kinda alright apart from hockey, swimming and football. I really enjoyed track and field, tennis, trampolining and gymnastics. The facilities were pretty crap and we didn't shower after sports, just went straight to our next class
Only properly got into sport at 17 when I met my then boyrfriend who played squash and wanted me to join in. Bloomin loved it and became seriously obsessessed! I still play now and compete in a local league.
Recently there's been an effort on the part of England Squash to get more women into the sport which we desperately need. So what did they come up with? "Drop a size with squash-ercise." Oh my effing god!! Yes, we need more women and girls to exercise and take part in competitive sport but really, is this what we need?! It seems so tacky and patronising to me. It's like saying "Hey girly wirlys, we know squash is really difficult and all you want to do is get skinny so why don't you come along to squash-ercise!" But then again, if it works, it works. Argh, I don't know!