Wow, memories of last year have prompted me to return to say hello, good luck to anyone running & I'll be watching with a slight envy as I would love to be running it again.
Currently trying to decide between Jersey & Chester for October for my second marathon (I knocked 25 minutes of my 1/2 PB in Feb & would be hoping for sub 4 hr marathon!).
Anyway, back to the point I hope everything goes well tomorrow & running is in the news for amazing fund raising efforts & fantastic stories of personal achievements ... and most of all runners and supporters have a great day!
Hi people! Sorry to hear about your knee Pip, mine plagued me from May to August but I used the time to stregthen myself in the gym and concentrate on shifting excess timber (though if I remember correctly you are tiny already?).
Cross trainer seemed to be good as low impact on knee, loads of stretching, squats to stregthen glutes etc etc seemed to do the trick for me. Sadly I'm addicted to the gym now and infrequently get out on the road (well the combination of sauna/jacuzzi afterwards, a gym with sky sports on and a fair share of lycra clad women is pretty appealing!).
I did 10k on thetreadmill today in new pb of 46 minutes, not sure how that would equate to the road but guess road would be a little slower. Out of interest I put that in Mcmillan and it would have me doing a marathon in an hour quicker than I managed London ... the wonder of shedding 2 stone eh!!!
Hi mate, the running for waste loss thing is hard to get your head round sometimes. Quite simply weight loss comes from consuming less calories than your burn but for some of us we end up overcompensating for what we burn running by increasing what we eat.
I started running at 17.5 stone but got injured straight away, so lost my first stone in the kitchen ... mainly cutting out excess carbs and sugary snacks.
I trained for VLM this year and barely lost anything as I used to think eating pasta etc was healthy for runners but in reality its great to load before a big race or if you are already at an ideal weight but Carb loading for the guy trying to burn fat means you'll burn the pasta off not the fat.
I started London marathon at 15 1/2 stone and I'm now closer to 13 1/2 through lifting weights, cardio but most importantly getting nutrition correct. At your weight if you are aiming for weight loss and running I'd imagine you'll lose a pound or so a week if you consume 2000 calories a day. At present you must be eating more than that (you may total it up but if you are not losing weight you are totalling it wrong). Just an example, that smoothie that you think is great for weight loss ... assume 200 ml of semi skimmed milk, 1 banana, 100 grams of berries and you could be looking at 350 kcals (a 5k run!). The smoothie is great nutritionally but not if it is on top of what you were eating before.
Bottom line, if you want to lose weight you are going to need to know every calorie that goes into your body for maybe a month (myfitnesspal app will help). After a month you'll have lost weight and have a good knowledge of what food has what kcals... if you've not lost weight it'll be as you are underestimating portion sizes.