Derek, try My Fitness Pal. Dead easy to use. Easy to stick to. Keep up the running, preferably outside and not on a treadmill! Even if only for a couple of miles, it all adds up and before long the weight will drop off. On My Fitness Pal I lost almost 2 stone and have not put so much as a pound back on, even when I came back from a cruise!!!!!!! Nothing to lose, but weight.
I have tried every diet in the book and although they all worked short term, I soon put any weight lost back on. I now use My Fitness Pal and cannot praise it highly enough. You soon get into the habit of using it and I lost almost two stone which I have kept off. The great thing is, you don't feel like you're on a diet and generally most "diets" only work whilst you are following them. So be patient, try MFP, keep up the running and you will get there in the end believe me.
I agree - I've got a Half on the 28th too and had a horrible chest infection over the Easter period. I'd got up to 7.5 miles but then was off my feet for 10 days. On Sunday I did 8.5 miles - did run/walk and this seemed to work just fine. So go ahead - the miles will be in your legs somewhere!!!! Maybe you won't do a spectacular time but its the taking part isnt it?!!!!
Thanks for the advice - daughter just been to see me (she is a Doctor) and has said no work this week and wouldn't even advise running at the weekend! I'm feeling much better tonight but am paranoid about making things worse. Think will just keep quiet and see how I feel at the weekend!!!
I've got a HM in just over 3 weeks time and have come down with a rotten cold and cough. Coughing up gunk and generally feel yuk. Have done no running since last Thursday and my longest run this time (have done 5 other HMs) has been 7.5 miles. Any advice as to what I should do when I can finally put the running shoes on again! I'm planning on returning to work this Thursday and hopefully being able to run this weekend. I'd really appreciate some advice as to what to do.