I've been so busy with work and study/assessments that I haven't been posting on forums - hence my radio silence Running has taken a bit of a back seat too, but I'm just about doing enough to tick over. Averaging three runs a week - two five milers and one of 10m or more.
I seem to be making some breakthroughs at work and I've finally caught up with my studies, so hopefully I'll be able to gradually increase the amount of running I am doing.
LFR - unless you have a deadline to meet (e.g. wedding dress to fit into), why not aim for a slower and more manageable weight loss? By changing the goal to one pound (or half-a-pound) per week you will have a more realistic calorie target.
Having said that, losing at a faster rate will be more likely once you are training for a marathon again. There's a lot of calories burned during those long runs and midweek medium-long runs.
LFR - I agree you're being over critical of your performance! I know you'll smash it before too long.
Ickle - check out P&D's other book "Road racing for serious runners" to see 5K to half marathon plans. I think they are also bringing out an updated version, but it's not due until late this year.
Madbee - made me LOL when you said it was all going by too quickly Your attitude and reports have been brilliant. Hope you'll be about again in December to inspire me to my next target! Great photo's too - happy making!
All good things come to an end and I suppose this thread is wrapping up now . Good luck to the Autumn P&D'ers. Hope to be following more of the same in December as I train for Brighton 2015.
I seem to be recovering from the vertigo (touchwood) and hope to be making a tentative start with training later this week. I'd like to have a crack at a solid 10k performance in the summer (it's overdue for a PB!).
I visited the toilet and had a poo at 5:45am, 6:30am, 7:20am and 7:50am!!! Record breaking bowel movements! I took two imodium at 7:10am after the first two visits. My kit was already laid out and it didn't take long to get ready and lube my nips, pits, thighs, toes and tackle. This paragraph contains too much info I know, but you are past it now.
And for completeness, don't forget this year's....
Those who followed my progress for Brighton last year might remember I had four poo's on the race morning (a PPB). Well, this year I had a poo at 6:15, 6:45, 7:30 and finally 8:15! I suppose this is the carb-unloading process. I did give it one more shot just before the race, but failed to make a new PPB. Needless to say I took some immodium to be on the safe side during the race.
I stopped drinking just over an hour before the race so that I wouldn't want to stop for a pee.
Doesn't everybody keep records of pre-marathon bowel movements?