Barry Gray 4

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newbie doing a few 10k's

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:00

well done

newbie doing a few 10k's

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:04

run/walk is the way that the NHS couch to 5k program does just increase the length of the runs and decrease the rests...


I did something similar...unintentionally though..


I picked an arbitrary point that I wanted to get to and went there and happened to be 7.2km..I timed myself and aimed to get faster each outing... The first couple of times I did it I was virtually crippled for days afterwards due to searing pain in my thighs. initially I ran as far as I could and walked a bit then ran etc...eventually I managed to get to a point where I didn't walk but had a slow jog instead to get my breath I can do the distance without to many issues I have moved the distance up to 10km....

I am moving flat next week and to run to the same point and back will be 16km....60% increase on my 10k.....will be challenging and probably not advisable to have such a large jump but I will go back to what I did initially and take a breather when I need it before picking up the pace again...of course all of this will be timed and I will just try and get a few seconds faster the next time out..


newbie doing a few 10k's

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 18:25

There are a fair few uphills but the last km is virtually downhill all the way.

Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 10:48

I have the 110 and have had it about a month now....its a good bit of kit if you just want to track your run and see your pace/heart rate. Does take about 20 seconds to locate satellites though which can be a pain if it is cold.

Satellite acquisition takes about the same time as my 4 year old garmin 705 bike computer


Paid £79 for mine (with the HR strap) as PCWorld seemed to be clearing them for new stock..

newbie doing a few 10k's

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 10:41

My wife is doing the Edinburgh 10k...we live there....she did the couch to 5k program April/May time and did her first 10k run a week or so before the Edinburgh race for life in which she did the 10k version....she is also signed up to the Half Marathon later this year too.


Good to hear that the food is clean.


I found that keeping a feed diary helped me (initially) to realise what I was actually eating....there were a lot more snacks in my diet than I had realised.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:35


Dustin wrote (see)

dont forget garmins, you'd be lost without posting up your run on facebook with mile splits, elevation gains, average speeds, miles month-to-date, yawnnnn, like any of us give a fk.
were you wearing cartoon underpants as well though?

I love my Garmins....(one for the for running)

Saying hello

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:31

I've only been running since the start of May too and loving it at the moment...1-2 runs per week is adequate for me to make improvements/recover and now trying to get a sub 50 minute 10k.....(need to shave off 2 minutes first!)...need to cut the distance and do speed work over 5k or go for endurance on half measures!

newbie doing a few 10k's

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:29



If you are spending a lot of time in the gym and still not shifting the belly then you need to look at your diet mate.


There is a tradition of bulking and cutting in the bodybuilding world that is quite un-necessary. The reason people have to cut is that they over estimate the number of calories etc that they can shovel away whilke they are bulking.

Cut back on processed will obviously still need a decent amount to allow glycogen replacement etc but you can get a lot of your energy from fats/protein and survive very nicely.

Runner's World weight-loss feature

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 15:54

Just eat healthy fresh food. Avoid the pre-packed stuff in the supermarket and make from scratch....Even just doing this simple thing will help you control the amount of rubbish that goes into your system.

If you feel snacky, reach for some fresh fruit/veg, cooked meat or nuts....stay away from chocolately/sugary snacks as they will just start you on an up, down rollercoaster of eating and feeling hungry.

I'm not going to start preaching about going paleo but for weightloss it is worth a look..


Next time you reach for a Kit Kat chunky(mentioned as they are my wife's favourite distraction at the moment), think about how long you would have to run to burn it off..280 calories in a few bites or you could have a large plate of chicken breast with a decent salad that will fill you up!

Runner's World weight-loss feature

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 08:12

If training makes you hungry then try and run a couple of hours after a scheduled meal, just before dinner (or something like that). Then you can have a decent satiating meal after your run to curb your appetite.


Eat rich protein and fat sources to fill yourself up....Low GI food can help too.

If you eat High GI sources then you will just have an insulin crash later on and begin gorging again..

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