Bex Hill

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My first hill training session, am I doing it right?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 07:04

That seems like a good session to me for starters. There are plenty of varieations to hill training, hill reps being only one of them. You could varry the length of the hill rep, say


jog back down recovery.

If it's quite hilly where you are you could do other types of hill training as well, similar to reps you would do on the track but on undulating terrain. 1k; 3k; 5k all at pace.

Locating Other Runners

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 06:54

I have found other runners by looking for running routes. Sometimes individuals post routes, other times it's an organisation such as a running club or event organisers. These groups will often leave contact details so I have been known to follow those up.

There is the UKA in this country which lists all affiliated clubs. Also a number of websites - this one for example, I think others go by the name of running or jogging buddies - haven't really prooved as useful as here. Just by posting on this site I have found quite a few runners who live, work or run near where I do.

How much extra can I run in a week off?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 06:49

One week, no it will not greatly increase your risk of injury. If you are used to running 30 miles a week and have been doing so for some weeks or months then an increase of 15% is not excessive.

If you do run this week at an increased mileage then make sure that the following week is a recovery week, as you normally would plan for any race or event in which you take part. If you view the week as an event say and plan well then you should be fine and enjoy your time off.

"Why do parents let their kids get fat?"

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 18:05

Agreed, (boys) men need to have some flesh on them to be attractive, and slighly ripped to boot. Same for girls (women), something about those nice round curves. Can't stand skinny wenches.

I always thought the skinny kids at school were poor and under fed. Sorry about the tarnishing and sterotyping. I was only a kid myself.



The crazy sentence game

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 18:00

Sweets and lucious apple deserts.

Running long distance over a month

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 23:08

Running several days in a row is really hard. I'm worried that you've only planned for one rest day a week. That's six days of running. i would expect to build up to that slowly over a number of years. I only usually run three days a week and the niggles show, What is it? 5.5 miles 6 days on the trot for four weeks. I think for someone who only runs 10k in a week, this represents quite an up in distance.

I'd be getter in supplies of Deepheat Ice; blister plasters; bodyglide; athletes foot powder; neurofen; etc. I think it's going to hurt. Doesn't mean you won't doit, just that I think it will not be comfortable and you will not look pretty at the end.

Oh and make sure you have some good sports bras.

A cheaper but worthy substitute for Nike Vomero needed please

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 22:57

You'll have to go try the trainers on, or at least the person who will be wearing them, to check for fit and comfort. There are plenty of alternatives but there are just as many variebles that make one trainer better than another.

I've just had a look at the Nike website and at first glance I can't find anything under £100 for a neutral runner.

Really any trainer would be just as good if the fit is right. Expensive doesn't always mean better. I have a budget of £60 and I thought that that was a lot. I can't imagine spending more on a trainer. I do check out the sales and last years models though. If you don't buy the latest then you can always pick up a bargin.

Read any good books lately?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 22:12

Ben Denis Aaronovitch - Rivers of London; Moon over Soho; Whispers Underground.

They are a good read, not brilliant, not the best story teller but good enough. He doesn't look anything like his fictional cop. The thing I find least believable is the language of Grant, the main character, he's sposed to be London but sounds too much like a middle class Londoner trying to be working class and screwing up badly. The language doesn't flow as well as it could.

I like the sound of 'Androids Dreaming of Electric Sheep' I will have to google that one.

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