Biggun/Dave, sorry forgot to reply to the earlier chat...
The main reason I suggested easy running until your Marathon training kicks in was mainly because you were worried about burning out too soon? I agree with Dave about mixing things up however many Marathoners with respectable times do little or no speedwork and (for me) easy running has kept me injury free since I began doing it in June.
Biggun, try a few different runs and do what feels right for you
Biggun, I used myfitness pal about a year ago and lost 19lbs of 'fat' whilst gaining 5lbs of LBM. I drank my running calories back
As for the word 'diet' I think that most people consider 'diet' to be a short term thing and much prefer the phrase 'healthy eating'
Glad to her you got out there Steph and like Dave says I hope it doesn't turn into something nasty.
I ran a mile today without my Garmin and went home to get it before venturing out again, wind was gusting at 50+mph and had to turn around after 2 miles as was in a blizzard and couldn't see the road Coming home was even worse as the wind was blowing me downhill and had to walk a while. A slow 4.6 miles tonight @11:54mm, AHR was 71.28% so not bad considering the conditions and the 619ft incline.
Hi guys, am still here After a week off whilst moving home I've managed slow 10k's every day of the month (so that's 4 lol). Not sure I'll get out tomorrow as we have gale warnings and gusts up to 76mph are expected!
I'll try to catch up on missed posts later (back to unpacking boxes).
Biggun, BK would be the best person regarding weight loss I guess As for burning yourself out prior to Marathon Training why not spend the time building up a decent base of slow mileage?
I'm away for about a week soon and even if I don't manage a run am feeling more confident that I'll finish the year on 1,000 and something miles
Still a few hills that force me to walk when HR hits 80% but shall persevere and hopefully be able to run slowly enough to not walk, keep below 80% and reduce it with time. Today's 6 mile route was like a mini Loch Ness, about 1.5 miles mainly downhill, 3 miles flat then back up the 1.5 miles then a 1/4 mile drop back to home.