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RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:47

I like your style Just Run!  

Parkrun for me today too. Did a very short warm up and was very pleasantly surprised to run strongly, possibly clocking my fastest mile ever in mile 3 as I'd had a conservative start. Fab holiday, 8 Munros and over 16, 000 feet of climbing according to the Garmin - equivalent of quite a few hill reps in there I think! 

Elevation maps.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:18
I'm sure gives elevation of routes

Tooth Decay and Running?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:14
Maybe way off the mark here, but sports drinks etc probably don't help. I've recently had braces put on my teeth and have totally had to rethink my diet ... No sports drinks, fresh fruit juices, sweets, deserts, sugary foods, or at least that was the recommendation.

As a result, I've started eating lots more healthy foods, have lost about 5 lbs over 4 weeks, and am feeling great, although it was tough to start off with. I think if you can find ways if getting the energy without the sugar your teeth should benefit too. That said, I've decided against marathons for a year or two as I'm not sure how I'd fuel them!

Better late than never or not

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:24
I have no children and never will have. I met my husband when I was 31 & he was 41. Having already had 2 children with his ex-wife he was adamant that he didn't want any more. This was fine until my mid 30s when I might have liked one. His feeling then was that he didn't want to be a father of a pre-school child at 50. I thoroughly respect that honesty.

There are many more people meeting 'second time around' and with this comes a whole new set of variables. For many, this means one or the other having kids in addition to an existing family, possibly when the first lot are into their teens or even twenties.

It's not for me. I decide that I'd rather have my husband and stepsons than kids of my own. I'm now 40, the urge to have my own has passed and I like my lifestyle as it is. I can't imagine now finding myself single or with a new partner and wanting to change it at this point in the day, but you never know.

It's horses for courses really. What's right for one isn't right for another. Some people have kids and wish they hadn't bothered; others dote on theirs regardless of age. Life is never simple!

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:22

Phew, thank goodness it was a mistake Jason! I thought perhaps you were feeling guilty as we'd won for once! I'm hoping to clock up a few miles this week before going on hols for a week of hill walking. 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:34

New shoes are fab - Saucony Ride - no pains since running in them. Should have thought of the shoes before; think I've just been a bit inconsistent in mileage and had forgotten the signs. You can spot the teacher on hols, suddenly my mileage is way up! 

Just Run - good tempo run there. With the right conditions and a number on your front you should do well in your 10k. I'm just back from a tempo run too. Hit the pace today so pretty pleased.

Juggler, I'm very envious. Hoping the temperature will drop here soon too. I think with all this warm weather training we'll all be flying come autumn. Well done on your long run. 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:02

Sounda good Just Run. Always good to get a PB 

Im currently training for a half marathon at the end of August. I did one a few weeks ago and got 1:43. I was disappointed as my PB is 1:39 from November; however, on reflection I realised my mileage was pretty shocking and it was my 2nd fastest time over the distance, so was happy. 

I've now upped the mileage, but am suffering from calf pain, but only after 6-9 miles does it kick in. Got a sports massage booked for Monday and I'm going shoe shopping today.  I'm hoping that new shoes might sort things out as my current pairs have been on the go a while - think the newest pair was January, so they must be nearing 4-500 miles each.

Fading At Mile 20

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:12

I had similar times to yours over 6 marathons (PB OF 3:59); for my 7th I followed the Pfitzinger and Douglas 12 week/55 mile plan in the hope to go sub 4 again. I ended up with 3:45:12.

I'd recommend taking a look at it. Lots of folks on here have had success with their various plans. One concern of mine was that I hadn't done as many long runs as I normally would have, but it didn't hamper me in the day.

As others have said, also starting off slowly did help. I started around 9 min miles and the last 6 miles were the strongest; a first! Good luck.

Loneliness and the Long Distance Runner

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 06:44

I'd recommend trying parkrun if you have one close to you. Although they are only 5k in distance, they're really social events and you can meet lots of running friends through this.

Ours has been going for a couple of years now, and there is a huge range of runners covering a range of distances and times. I now regularly meet with a group on Sundays to cover longer distances, and the Facebook group gives the option of putting a general shout out if you fancy company during the week. I'd definitely try it if you can. 

Salt and Electrolyte balance during marathon?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 06:32

elete water has always been my preferred choice for this. A tiny bottle which you can use to drop straight onto your tongue or put in water. I prefer it to Nuun, and you shouldn't notice it at all in your drink if you do use it.

On the other hand, +1 for taper madness - don't worry too much about it! Good luck 

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