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Trail / Off road running in Northants

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 05:26

There's a lovely trail around Pitsford Reservoir that's 8ish miles around.  It's about 4 miles up the A508 from Northampton.  Probably a bit boggy after all the recent rain though, so maybe one to leave for spring!

The Brampton Valley Way is one of my favourites, and at 15 miles each way it should be long enough!  The section that starts in Northampton was closed a while ago and I don't know if it's been reopened yet (that section passes under the train line) - probably best to start at Brampton Lane if you begin at the Northampton end.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 21:57

Hi all, can I join in?  I'm going to be following the up to 55 plan for Clarendon in October.  Was supposed to be my second one, but fell down the stairs while training for Milton Keynes   Very not an advanced runner, must just be a masochist!

Malt Loaf

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:01

Why malt loaf?  One word: YUM.

I can eat it as a vegan (probably depends on the brand you get), it's filling, it's yummy, and it's cheap.  And if I had the time, I could make my own.

Sweaty pits!

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 22:36

I wouldn't be caught dead leaving the house without deodorant, let alone actually exercise.

Hi all, new on here - need some advice on the dreaded stitch

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:41

I read somewhere that if you make sure you're pushing off your left foot when you breathe in you won't get a stitch, because there's less pressure on your liver.  I think the liver bit can probably be taken with a pinch of salt, but I haven't had a stitch since I started doing that.

Well, except for today, haha - but I've just had a couple of weeks off with a bruised knee, so it was more of an unfitness problem!

Putting on weight and eating issues

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 06:57

Maybe in not training hard, you've cut down the portions a little too far?

Chocolate and cakes are great in terms of putting weight on, but it sounds like they're  making you miserable, and they're pretty rubbish in terms of nutrition.  Try dried fruit and nuts - they're high in calories and nuts are high in fat, but they're also full of all sorts of minerals that increase your energy levels.  

i'm sure the local takeaway would be happy to help!

tummy problems

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:55

I have to avoid anything that gives me gas.  Think shaking a bottle of coke for a couple of hours straight.  Never a good idea.

Good luck with your race!  Hope the Immodium works for you

Diet problems...

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:31

Boredom?  Try finding something to keep you busy.

Asics Gel Cumulus 14

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 08:29

Definitely! XD

Asics Gel Cumulus 14

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 05:51

I don't know about the Cumulus shoes, but I thought the new Nimbus 14s felt like clodhoppers in comparison to previous versions.

Maybe it's a general trend across Asics trainers?

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Bashed knee - healing time??

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Running in the rain

inspiration please! 
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Garmin/Timex/etc for small wrists?

is a 13cm wrist circumference a bit too small? 
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