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RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: Yesterday at 14:59

Afternoon all.

What terrible weather it is in the north at the moment. Rain, heavy wind, sleet and the back end of a tornado on my run last night. It really felt like the middle of winter and so I was wrapped up in hat and gloves as I headed up towards the peaks. As I got to the top of the first climb I was being buffetted all over the place and as I didn't have my head torch on I thought it prudent to head back down again. anyway, 8.4 miles later and I had finished. I was still feeling quite good and could have carried on if I had to. This is the first time in months that I've been out on a run and not felt completely exhausted at the end of it. Hopefully, my body is close to being recovered and also it is adapting to my new way of eating. I've also started taking Omega 369 and Magnesium supplements to help. Things are looking better at last.


Sheffield social

Posted: Yesterday at 12:40

I was considering Worksop at the weekend but I'm still not anywhere near in the right condition. Recovering from Long Tour of Bradwell in August is taking longer than I thought and the change to a high fat low carb diet is leaving me weak when running. My body is slowly adapting and I managed 8 miles last night which is the furthest I've run in ages. Might look to Clowne in a few weeks if I'm feeling any better

My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 12:16

8.5 miles in what felt like wintery conditions last night. Headed up towards the Peak District where it was blowing an absolute howler. The best run I've had in months though as the legs kept going over the undulating route and when I finished I didn't feel like death. Progress at last

Sheffield social

Posted: Yesterday at 12:07

This is the week before Manchester marathon so I won't be running it

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:06

Hi PS - Hope the quads recover quickly ! You will definitely enjoy Manchester, it has PB written all over it for you

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:11

Some great PBs guys, that will lead you into your Manchester plan full of confidence.

My running has been hard going recently, I think it has been due to the change in diet where I am attempting a high fat low carb. It has left me feeling a bit weak during my runs while my body is adapting. I've been at it for 6 weeks now so hopefully that's long enough or if I'm still struggling in a couple of weeks time I will have to go back to a 'normal' diet. This week I plan to start increasing my mileage so I can attack my marathon plan feeling in good shape.

The weather is forecast to be pretty rubbish for the next few days, plenty of win and rain here in Sheffield so will need to wrap up warm 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:46

Bonjour Carl - good to see you getting some chilling time with the family rather than having such a busy time you can't even fit a run in. If you know you're going to be busy at work for the next few months then a later marathon would seem the obvious decision. 

This week sees me start to increase my base mileage in readiness to begin my marathon training plan which I intend to start in 4 weeks time. I've gone for a 22 week plan again to take into account Christmas and the inevitable 'issues' that will crop up in family life. In order to protect the knee, I will start off with an easy week followed by a tough week and keep alternating. This worked well for me last year so I will give it a blast again this time round. If the knee holds up then I will consider doing a couple of hard weeks back to back. Terrible weather up north the last couple of days so I'm looking forward to going out tonight in the dark, wet and windy roads of Sheffield

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 00:53

Carl - Manchester...........

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:17

Ali - nice to hear from you again !

Nell - cracking race indeed sir especially considering you seemed tired due to work the week before. And of course the enforced toilet breaks which, might I say, you appeared to deal with in quite a timely manner ! I'm guessing then that you will be following a Hanson's plan next time round ? By the sounds of it, you will get very close to beating the 3 hours if everything goes your way.

Stuart - where in the world are you these days ?

PS - did you get some trail shoes ? What's the reasoning for choosing a half marathon plan with 3 days running per week ?

One step forward and two back would describe my running at the moment. Just when I have a good run and think that I'm sorted an easy run turns into a right battle. It's been nearly 3 months now since the Long Tour of Bradwell so that race must be out of my legs now. So, I'm putting it down to the change in diet. I'm averaging about 2000 calories a day (trying to lose some weight) which should be enough in theory but, as someone mentioned before, there might not be enough carbs. I'm going to stick with it for a bit longer but am off to the shops at lunchtime to pick up some Omega 369 and Magnesium supplements to give me a bit of a boost.

My Last Run

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:09

Morning all. Congratulations to all those with recent PBs and some good running, in the dark and post beer, by everyone else. did someone mention Guinness ?

I seem to be taking one step forward and two back at the moment. I have a reasonably good run followed by an easy run which is way more hard work than it should be. My race was nearly 3 months ago now so surely it can't still be in my legs ? (it was a 55km particularly hilly fell race in the Peak District). So, if it's not that it must be my change in diet. I've changed to a LCHF diet for most of the week (still having 'carb' days at the weekends i.e. beers !) and on my easy runs I sometimes feel weak and absolutely done in. I know it can take a while for the body to adapt so I'm going to stick with it for a bit longer, I've lost half a stone in the process too. I'm off to purchase some Omega 369 and Magnesium supplements today to see if they can give me a bit of a boost.

Happy running everyone

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