Hallam Blue


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Just registered for 10k!!!!

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 11:31

Amy

Put you details into Smartcoach here: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/runners-world-smartcoach/3057.html

That will give you a reasonable plan: follow that, and you will be fine. I woulod also keep doing the 5Ks: parkrun is the answer! http://www.parkrun.org.uk

Knee Discomfort and blisters are they connected?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 02:38

I wonder if the blisters are causing you to alter your gait in turn causing the knee problem? 

Great lines from films

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 02:29

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy

OR

I demand to have some booze. 

"It's the thought that counts"

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:41

HappyChap - couldn't you have just kept going with the other crank? Show some commitment!

Average pace for 48 min 10k

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:03

It is just 48 divided by 10, but the result is the fraction of a minute, not the number of seconds.0.8 minutes = 48 seconds. 

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:34

A week of focussed running - 4 sessions this week: 1 LSR, 2 speed sessions and one easy recovery run. Now, I must admit I weighed myself after a speed session, and was probably in need of some water but the scales say 8lbs lost in 5 days??!!! Don't begin to believe it myself, but looks like I might have lost something!

My Name is Karen Samuel

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:29

She's not really judging people by their name: really by their social class. She is, therefore, an unmitigated snob, and a truly vile person.

parkrun

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 20:56

Quite a few health trusts have contributed towards the start up fees at different courses, I gather. I would approach them, and local councils as well.

Weight loss

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 11:26

I'm a bit sceptical of these "2 seconds per mile per pound lost" figures that are often quoted. There are two effects of losing weight that have to be taken into account, and they need to be thought of seperately.

  1. If you could "simply" lose the weight instantaniously, then I guess 2 second a pound seems reasonable, simply by carrying less lumber around.
  2. But a second effect is how you go about losing the weight: if you do it by more intensive training then your weight might drop, but you will be much fitter. 

This second effect is more difficult to assess, and will all depend where you start from in terms of base fitness. Many people report, for example, completing a 16 week marathon training plan without losing any weight at all, but feeling much fitter, and running much faster. I would have thought this second effect is likely to exceed any effect of simple weight loss.

So the relationship between weight, fitness and speed is complex. Or in other words, I don't know!

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 10:56

Fasting??? Won't work in the medium to long term. Any initial loss will be reversed as soon as you start eating properly again. And you will feel tired, grumpy and no good for anything.

Catalin - it is of course up to you, but I find an intensive week or two of training can break through a plateau. Do a couple of speed sessions a week.

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