Latest posts by CotswoldRunner

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Bristol to Bath Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 10:44

I'm almost certainly not doing this one now, thanks to being too busy to train properly. I'm entered in the bristol half on Sunday, which was for training but I was planning to go all out. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to pull out of the half too as I just wasn't getting out for any decent runs but now, I think I'm going to do the half and see how it goes. I still very much doubt I'll do B2B as I can't see when I'll get any long runs in beforehand but, you never know. If I do it, it will be just with the aim of finishing.

Hope everyone elses training has been better. Enjoy the half on Sunday.

Calf Sleeves.

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:18

Arm warmers I've never really understood. What's the benefit over a long sleeve top?

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 13:18

Haven't posted here in a while as the mileage has slowed down considerably since I did my ultra. Am now back in training for a marathon though, so things are picking up again. I'm currently on 976 miles for the year, so should get over the 1000 miles mark some time next week.

Calf Sleeves.

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 13:05

I tend to wear mine more for recovery than during a run. I'll only wear them on a really long run (over marathon distance) and found them helpful on a 100k ultra. I've seen some people wearing them for a 5k, which seems a little unnecessary.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 14:53

That is bad shawk. I feel bad for people who regularly use footpaths when they get confronted with a load of runners blocking the way so they must really get pissed off when they see a load of markers just getting left out on the course (along with the odd gel wrapper no doubt) and quite rightly. I have heard the odd moan about endurance life now and again actually. The courses look so good though that I'd probably be willing to overlook the gripes to give one a go.

Bristol to Bath Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 14:20

Well, my 12 week programme for this starts in a week and a half. I'm aiming for more speedwork than I've done before, trusting that I've got some good endurance in my legs from the ultra training I've been doing. Have done about 920 miles so far this year, which is way up on my usual average. I'm doing the bristol half in the lead up, which I will focus on getting a good time in and then start to ramp up the long slow runs from there. Despite the hills on this one, I am hopeful of a big PB!

Compression Gear

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 13:36

No science to back up no. But for a few quid on a pair of cheap calf guards, I thought I'd give it a try. I have found that it helped. Might be placebo effect, might not, I couldn't really care less. In the case of my compression shorts though, I don't think you can attribute no chafing to the placebo effect.

What have you tried then VDOT? You wouldn't be dismissing something with no experience of it would you?

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 13:31

Much as I'd love to get straight into another ultra, I think realistically, I'm done for a while. I'm now training for an October marathon which is 2 weeks before the due date of our second child. That pretty much does me for the next 12 months or so I reckon! Once baby is born, I really don't want pressure of having to get out for training runs so I'll just try to keep ticking along at 25-30 miles a week and see how it goes. I'm definitely not done with ultras though and I'd still really like to do some with some serious elevation gain. Either a CTS one or one of the Brecon Beacons ultras.

Compression Gear

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 18:28


Compression Gear

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 12:24

What VDOT means is that it didn't work for him so it can't work for anyone.

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