chubby bloke

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The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 12:04

Some interesting targets there. I'm aiming for a fairly nominal sub 20 5k in late spring/early summer, and still be able to replicate it at the end of the year!

Well done on the 5 miler DT, a pb will come soon!

I'm aiming for consistency Alehouse, but life does get in the way! 32 miles last week and 2 core workouts. Aiming for 35 this week.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 15:39

Looks like good advice from DT, Andrew.

Happy New Year everyone

Up to 7 miles now and speedwork and tempos start this week. Almost down to racing weight now, just the last difficult 7 pounds (I'm currently as light as I've ever been as an adult) until the 6 pack appears!

Been on a low carb diet, is 2 days enough to carb load before marathon?

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 10:55

Could it be that you're dipping in and out of low carb so your body hasn't had time to adapt to any specific regime? I've been NSNG for 4 weeks now and haven't hit any speed or distance yet as I'm coming back from injury, but am interested to see how it works. As Millsy alluded to, extra carbs on days with tough workouts to replenish glycogen would be needed. If I were to hit longer races like the marathon, I would probably experiment with Ucan.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 12:39

Feel sure I put a post in yesterday!

Hi everyone, I'll read back when I've got some time!

I've been out pretty much since March - I injured my rib and as that was getting better I damaged the tendons in my left ankle. I've been running for a few weeks now, and managed my first 5 mile run last night, with no pain, which is good!

The current plan is to build up a bit of base and get down to something approaching racing weight, before targeting a couple of fast 5ks in May/June.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:13

Solid racing DT, enjoy the holiday.

Andrew, well done in the 10k. I hope your toe isn't too bad. I broke my big toe a few years back and was out for a while. (Kicking fridges not recommended!)

It's amazing how much 11 miles can be during an easy weet WJH!

First interval session in ages today. 6x3mins off 90s recovery. Paces not as shocking as they could have been!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:57

I liked the course. It got congested at the start and was hard to make my way through the field in places. If you were going for a fast time this shouldn't be a problem as you could start at the front. It was an interesting course, apart from the long straight section next to the road (road wasn't on view), but maybe I'm just biased as it reminded me of the hundreds of miles I've run on the Fallowfield loop cycle path!

The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming and the other runners seemed supportive and chatty.

I'll try Hastings parkrun next time I'm down that way on a Saturday.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:33

Alehouse I can't this Weds. It's Mrs CB's birthday so I need to get back home. Another time. I love your comment that the horses were probably scared too!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:00

Sounds good DT, a flat course and no horses, sub 40 will be yours! Well done on the heroics. A horse (riderless) ran through the field at this years Wilmslow half. Not sure what happened there...

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:08

Keep your head up DT, things will pick up with consistency!

Glad to hear you're feeling better WJH, and enjoying the downtime!

Alehouse, glad you enjoyed Delamere, I love it as a course. I agree the start can be pretty mad, if I'm putting in an effort I make sure I get to the front. I can understand it would be frustrating trying to find the right place for a 25min runner.

I ran a blustery Eastbourne parkrun as a controlled progression, with the last mile coming in at 7 min for a total of 23:30. Good to put in some effort, but I've got some way to go before I'm as fit as I was 8 weeks ago.

I've now run for the last 6 days, starting to get that consistency back. Will try to get some intervals in on Weds or Thurs, see how the rib holds up.


The Middle Ground

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:27

 Try again!

Alehouse - I can't make Sat, my Grandfather is severely ill so I'm heading down to the South Coast to visit him - I may make it to Pevensey parkrun.

Free car park is circled. From here head South on the main path and pick up the red footprints (South at first, turning left just before the railway bridge) which will take you straight to the start line - about a mile.

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