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Running inspired Tees

Posted: Yesterday at 22:29

Congrats, first post and it's spam.


London Marathon 2015!

Posted: Yesterday at 21:39

As others have said cheap clothing as long as it's not ottos it's fine. Save your money to get comfy trainers that suit you.

if you find a pair and are happy with them then buy a second pair, might be at the end of their life just around marathon time, so possibly have a second pair means you can break them in a bit and then race in them.

also might need two pairs as a wet winter sometimes means going in shoes that are still a bit soggy at times with just one pair.

Eating whatever you want, don't think you really need to worry until you are up at the 16-20 mile runs. Below that eat or not, doesn't really matter you should have enough energy in your body in general to get you through to that sort of mileage.

gps watch is fun, not essential but I find it a great motivational tool.

Socks, some need very posh ones, lots use any old socks. I guess it just depends on how sensitive your feet are, if you need expensive look st injinji toe socks, they are fab, or smartwool / merino wool socks.

training, there are countless plans out there. Also some are based on pace, some on perceived effort, some on heart rate... basically there are millions of them out there

unless you have a pressing need for X time, start out not worry about pace, more time on feet. look at a 3/4 day a week plan, don't overdo it as this way leads to injury and defeat. It's a process of training your body and mind, and also a management exercise, in that you don't want to wear yourself out before the race. Most new runners do the same big mistake that is go our and run to far to fast. The leg muscles adapt to running a lot quicker than the rest of your tissue, so the legs feel fine, but the ligaments etc... Will  take longer to adapt so start out soon and gently build up.


Hanson plans are quite nice and simple to follow. as an example.

if you look around on this site runners world do their own plans. 

Also read up on heart rate and maffone training, this is working at a specific heart rate, that seems very easy but does seem to work.

there  a lot of people that follow and swear by Pfizinger and Douglass (p&d) Advanced marathoning book.

Running a marathon is like an iceberg the actual race is the east but after the winter training and putting in 500 plus miles in training. There are a few people starting to say the long runs are a bit OTT, but traditionally if you can get say 3 20ish mile runs in during the training it will make the race that much easier.

Good luck! 

General advice

Posted: Yesterday at 15:52

As everyone has said, eat sensible food. Keep on exercising and one day the body just gives up and the weight starts to come off.

Try to eat as little processed food as possible, use fresh veg n fruit etc.. when making food.

+1 for Tracking it's really important to be aware of what is actually going in to your body.

Buy lots of fruit and if you need a snack at any time, eat some fruit.

Good luck!

9bar 9x9 - 10th Oct 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 12:26

Good Luck,

Tell us how it goes.  Take it slow n steady, it's not a sprint

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:03

I've got 3 i've signed up for in 2016 and I think that is going to be it.  Might add a short fourth 30m sort of distance, but I think the 3 I have planned will be it for 2016.

Have a reduced price entry for another that i'm thinking of doing, but it might just be to much doing another so am thinking about it but currently sticking at 3 (we shall see)

24 hour (hardcastle 24)

100m (yes another go 0/3 over 100km. (yes I know not enough training but my body breaks when i try to up the distances in training, so might need to accept 100km might be my limit, but not willing to accept that yet).

50m (nice 15m looped course, and another small loop, ladybower)

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 14:11

See you there

Just been on holiday for a week and a bit no running but walked around 60 miles so not to bad

Back plodding tomorrow night.

Wasatch Front 100 race report

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 09:21

Spend every holiday you have in the mountains? 

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 17:39

Oh dear. My voice is horrible, and I hate being on video... So it's short n sweet

MK 2016 here I come (only trouble is it's the week after London)  



Best Garmin

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 22:14

Best value? 310xt from Amazon or the 910 if you can get that for nearly the same price in a sale.

best... it has the odd quirk but still love my fenix 3.


From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 22:13

Oh and ironically I got an email invite to be a MK Marathon ambassador, free technical tshirt, n hoodie, and race entry. In return for trying to do a monthly blog about the training. 

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