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Tracking Runs Live

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 23:01

Just be aware that all these solutions depend on the mobile phone reception.  If you run in a dead zone, you'll lose the tracking (or it'll freeze).  Following booktrunk's Leicester marathon was mostly fine, but in some areas it stopped and was a couple of miles out for this reason 2 or 3 occasions.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 23:07

Steph - sounds like exactly where I had my issues a little bit back (twice) - I thought it lower hamstring pull or tendonitis.  Be careful.

Whey Protein

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 23:27

In my experience, and I've tried quite a few - you're better off with normal food with protein in it.  I just have my normal meal (or if I can't within 30-40 mins of finishing running - I have ~300 cals worth of something 4:1 carbrotein washed down with water).  The one thing whey protein is excellent for (again from experience) is draining your wallet!  It probably (as Pudge says) did do something psychologically for a while, but it soon wore off.

Timing your big meal to follow your runs is probably the best strategy I think - better utilisation of the nutrients in the "window" following exercise.

Talkback: Sheffield Half Marathon cancelled

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 23:03

I thought it rather bizarre that the TV interview with one of the organisers shortly afterwards had her grinning and practically laughing as she explained why it was "cancelled" - a complete lack of tact or media awareness there.


First Marathon Sub ?Time? What am i capable off?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:37

Fantastic - congratulations on the sub 4!

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:35

Love the vid - awesome place to live by the looks of it!  I've tried it once and it takes time to learn to forget your feet are unprotected and be more natural - managed 3 miles I think in the end, then trod on a slug

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:01

Nice one Andi  respectable time 4:41, its still early in the year and you've been doing mostly treadmill work (which I don't think toughens up joints and muscles as much, or as roundly as road/off road work).  I found the treadmill is great for the aerobic system, but going back to the roads for long runs shows its not quite the same and I get different aches/niggles.

I did like the P&D, started the up to 70 but ended up around the 55 mile plan for about 5 weeks - even those 5 weeks following it exactly were the difference between my 4:18 and the 3:58.  I found the "recovery run days" were more to get used to running on tired depleted legs which helped.  I'll do it again for Chester, family and time willing I enter again.

Best practice for running consecutive half marathons (8 weeks apart)

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 23:06

It depends somewhat on how today went - if you'd raced it all out, destroyed at the end in the fastest time you could have - then take some time off.  I've heard said a day a mile after a hard race.. who knows?  But if it was me, I'd only be doing *very* easy runs for a week or so to make sure I didn't get injured/overdo it before going back into it at whatever level you fell is right for you.  If it's your first, you'll no doubt have improved massively over those 12 weeks, so starting at the beginning again makes no  sense.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:16

Have you looked at your training log and seen the mileage and paces you ran in the 4 months to October, compared to the 4 months to now?  I find/found that I run less in the winter (and a bit slower) due to weather etc. so I'm not much better now than I was at this time last year, and way under (6 or 7 minutes on a HM) what I was in Sept/Oct last year.  You were also out for a few sections with injury - don't worry it'll all come together


From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:22

Good luck Andi!  I'll say a sub 2:09 first half then a 2:20 second half.... if we're guessing?

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