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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 21:03

Yes. You have outstayed your welcome. You came for lunch. That was eight hours ago and you're still here. GO HOME!

And no, we won't be popping in tomorrow afternoon because we're in your area anyway. I'd drive the car into a ditch at high speed if it came to it, just for an excuse not to.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 15:48

Dear Customer,

I don't know the finer detail of your company structure, which person has left, which poor mug has now joined, who does this and who does that. Neither do I care. I want the invoices you owe paid and I don't give a f**k which one of you lot does it, as long is it gets done, now!!! You're the boss, you sort it out!

Transvulcania 2014

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 14:34

Sorry to jump in on this thread but how did you get on shawk? I fancy this race at some point in the future so would be interesting to hear about your experience.

Should I run a half marathon?

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 14:23

Ideally, you'd put it off until you're better prepared but I don't think I did more than eight miles before my first half. It wasn't much fun towards the end but I got round OK and I'd imagine you will too. Definitely don't try and cram in any long runs between now and then though!

Daydreaming and running

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:37

Have you tried meditation to help you control your thoughts?

Can high protein, low carb or Paleo regime benefit runners?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:40

Well, it's degrees. I'm not 100% sold on the "all grains are bad" thing just yet, which is why I'm giving it a try to see. Obviously for you, eating grains and plenty of refined carbs works. You feel fit and healthy and full of energy, which is great. I have found that despite all the exercise I get, despite feeling much better and fitter, I haven't really shifted loads of flab and I think my running suffers as a result. The likelihood is, if I do find it works for me, I won't stick with it religiously and get ridiculously anal about it, which no doubt some proponents do, but would probably stick to the main ideas behind it for most of the time. We shall see.

Can high protein, low carb or Paleo regime benefit runners?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 20:23

I think we need to move away from a "one size fits all" approach to diet. Some people can eat lots of refined carbs and be healthy, whereas others will tend to put on weight when on a high carb diet. Personally, I carry a few too many extra pounds at the moment but have found that when I cut out refined carbs like bread, pasta, sugar, I have started to lose weight. I've never stuck to this religiously though so have tended to put weight on again. I'm trying a more paleo approach right now, although I'm not completely cutting out dairy as I don't think milk and yoghurt have an adverse affect on me (butter and cheese are a different matter so I will be cutting these out). Just eating less has never, ever worked for me, I find it almost impossible to stick to. I'm one to avoid fad diets like the plague but, having done a fair bit of reading on paleo, I think there may actually be something to it. Certainly enough to give it a try for a month anyway.

I really don't see how, at the very least, cutting out processed crap can be a bad thing. I'll report back here with how I get on.

London Marathon Place

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:32

God there are some dicks on this forum.

Hollie, I can't help I'm afraid, but good luck trying to get a number. Sounds like you want it for very good reasons. As Dustin said, definitely worth trying charities as I have heard of people managing to get last minute places that way before.

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:42

With marathon training it's always the long runs on Sunday that do me in. I'm always ravenous afterwards and eat with abandon, usually on the Monday as well. That's why I've decided not to go straight into Ultra training as I want to get my diet and weight sorted first.

A lot of the paleo thing makes sense to me, cutting out processed stuff, sugar etc. I have no idea whether the stuff about grains is entirely true though, but I have avoided bread today and definitely feel a lot less bloated. Between now and the marathon I'm going to be paleo lite - avoiding crap and just cutting down on grains and dairy, but not eliminating them completely. If I start feeling any ill effect at all, I'll be back on the refined carbs and forget about until afterwards.

The Taper Is Here

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:39

I got a 17 second PB at Park Run on Saturday. I was hoping for better than that but I think the fatigue from three weekends of very long runs didn't help hugely. Have decided to concentrate on my 5K time after London so will be doing plenty of speed work, intervals, hills etc.

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