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Running for improved energy levels

Posted: Yesterday at 22:31
Couch to 5k would be a good place to start.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 20:03
Welcome, brixtonrunner! On that sort of mileage you should be able to make the jump from 3.06 to sub 3 with ease.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 22:15
Andrew, sounds like you were very lucky. Hope the knee is ok.

Tom, I agree with Andrew about Wokingham. It's fast and flat but can get hit by the weather. I know it's been cancelled due to flooding before and when I did it in 2013 it was freezing cold and lasting with rain. Good for a PB though and I'm already signed up.

couldnt even match my worst time on my run today

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:29
Agreed, haven't had one as funny as this for ages.
I'm off to knitting monthly to brag about my vO2 max

couldnt even match my worst time on my run today

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 18:14
Weightlifter goes on running site to announce he can destroy them in the gym
It's a bit like me going on the weight watchers forum and challenging them to a marathon.

Suggestions for Training Plan?

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 13:02
Gav, it's taken me years to bake my "cake" and I'm still working on it.
If you are looking at a 6 month plan I'd concentrate on building up easy mileage for 12 ish weeks and see where you are. The occasional parkrun will be ok.
The general rule is not to increase weekly mileage by more than 10% a week. It's also good to have a cutback/ recovery week every 4 weeks or so.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 12:57
ACP, if it felt about right then that will do. Well done on the session.

SK, yes a parkrun PB. Poole are doing a pacing event and it looks like it's the flattest and fastest course within an hours drive. Have been trying to shake off a cold for about 10 days so hopefully will be OK by Sat.

Realistic Marathon Target?

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 12:47
Was just going to write a long post but realised that Lit said pretty much exactly what I was going to say.

It's obvious you have the speed, so I'd park that for now, and spend the next 8-10 weeks building up your endurance base. Plenty of easy miles and build up to running 18-20 milers most weekends. Then look at introducing the speed / marathon paced stuff in at the end of Feb.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 11:20
Tom, as mentioned earlier it does appear that you are human. Those feelings are quite common when getting stuck into the full 18 week schedule.

4 easy miles with the dog last night and then had our parkrun social which was great fun. We've only been going 6 months but already have a reliable and friendly core team. Many of whom didn't know each other beforehand.

Another rest day for me, taking it easy before Saturday's PB attempt. Might look into what shoes to wear later. Will need any advantage I can get.

couldnt even match my worst time on my run today

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 18:25
This all sounds a bit like when someone gets voted off the X Factor on the first week and declares "this won't be the last you hear of me" when you know full well it is.

I also wasn't trying to be snobbish. Just stating that as a runner I find it odd that some non runners think they know it all. I wouldn't dare of going into a gym acting all cock of the north and telling everyone how they should be doing things.
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Running club accused of number swapping at London

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Calling 26.2 miles a "full" Marathon

Is this a new phenomenon or have I missed something? 
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Running advice given out on the BBC

Drink plenty of water for a 10k was the message. 
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Don't forget to wear your Hi-Viz kit in the dark!

Saw someone almost get run over tonight!  
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Races that refuse to publish full results.

Anyone heard of this happening before? 
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Current issues with RW

Anyone else not able to access this one anymore?  
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VLM 2014 Good For Age

How often do they change the requirements? 
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Being sent the wrong way.

Anyone know what the rules are?  
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How many pairs of runnin shoes do you own

How many is too many? 
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VLM 2013 GFA

Has anyone not received their form yet? 
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VLM Good For Age

Is this a guaranteed place? 
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