I did the Langdale a couple of years back as training for the Snowdon Marathon. The hills are a killer - worse than any other races with hills I've done. I think I'm quite lucky as I have my pace and distance in the legs - but I do need to keep running.
I will try so turbo rides on the way back from work sometimes - Its my first race so I'm not out for a time - but I am competitive so no doubt on the day I will be looking at breaking my own PB for the course.
I have been forced into running the Langdale Half which I have done before but my mate really wants to do it and wants some support from me, plus its a nice weekend away in the Lakes.
The issue I have is I do not have access to a gym and the area where I live is quite flat. The bigger problem is I am currently engaged in work where my only method of transport is to cycle (40 mile round trip) It is also quite an active job so by the time I get home and foamed rolled I don't feel like hitting the road. I hoping my quads will survive to run at the weekend and find a moderate hill to do some sprints.
So my question is does anyone know how I can best put my cycling commute to good use and use it as training. I know the true answer is to get out and run - but my stamina and fitness is there and I know the course so I know what is coming -plus my friend is considerable slower than I. But I just feel that if I'm not running then I'm not training and want to keep my fitness up and improve it int he best possible way. This will be the first race for 2 years as I've been travelling the world and only recently just got back into a regime with my running.
Cheer's Ultra Bookie. I am currently injured hence why I am carrying some extra weight.
With the Whey, Some mates who do Triathlons and rock climbing uses it, and they said that since they started there recovery times were super quick. Both of them were super healthy. They ate all the right stuff.
I have never really given it a second thought till now. I'm normally all mother nature, with fruits and berries and the like, but has you said I big issue is portion control and sweet tooth that I need to kick in the butt.
Hello. For years now I have just ran, ate, and ran. Still drink like a fish love a mars bar or maybe 4. While I loose a lot of weight, I get injured or rest after some big races. But now I'm also road cycling (dirty word I know on this forum) so am stepping up my game.
I have also because of injury I think cause of cycling put on weight. That and Christmas. But I was thinking of trying supplements and Whey Protein. I know gym junkies use it to control weight gain with out losing muscle mass, and while I would never skip a meal or substitute a shake for one (love the food to much) I was wondering if people had any recommendations on which Whey products were best on the market.
I want it for recovery but also extra protein. I'm doing a 40 mile round trip cycling to work, and then around 30-40 miles running. But am also wanting to loose some pounds. I tend to over eat is my issue, and have the whole thing of 'I've just cycled 20 miles and will be cycling 20 miles back so I can afford to have another sandwich etc) and I know protein can help repair and build muscle as well as keep you full for longer.
While I know this will be hard to describe and even harder for people to say what I have I thought I would give it a shot. I am currently back packing around NZ so can't afford a physio.
I have had trouble with my right glute before, but this pain is new. After I run, the next day or so, my hip bone feels bruised. If I stand with my leg apart and push my hip to the right side, I get a strange pain on my right hip bone and in the glutes. I have tried rolling a tennis ball in the area and doing all the possible stretches I know. It started after I got myself some new shoes, as my old trainners were causing tight calves.
The pain is not always there, just when I lean into it, or walk up stairs. It feels like my glute or top of the hamstring is tight and knotted but the sensation seems like it stems from my hip joint.
Back in the UK I was seeing a physio as my left Ham was not as long or stretched as my right, and my right side would offer get injured from over compensating for my tight left Hamstring.
I hope some one has some ideas of what this could be and how I can do a self fix.