Hallam Blue


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"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.

The bargain thread

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 10:21

I have no idea if these are any good, but thought I would share the link:

http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/national-deal/urban2u/23588251 

Tailored 5K schedules - help!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 20:42

Smartcoach - I think they will all be 3 days a week plans. Tailor it to your own needs.

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/smartcoach

July runnersworld - body of evidence (Poliquin) article

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 11:15

Until they rename their magazine Prancersisers' World, I'm not spending a penny on it. (I know, technically I am a subscriber, but only because I had some Vodafone loyalty points to use up).

How can I stop getting blisters when I run?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 11:08

Good running socks, and good old vaseline over the foot. Bodyglide is far too expensive!

Running tops for the more portly getleman

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 10:58

Adidas tops are pretty generous, I find.

 

Beginners and Parkruns!

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 07:43

Also try listening to the 'parkrun show' podcast, which does a good job of reflecting the ethos and spread of running times, from speed snakes running 17 minutes to those taking nearer 40 minutes. 

Couch 2 5k ahh!

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 07:31

Stick with it. The fitness gain you will get as a beginner are the greatest you will ever get.  Once you have finished the plan you will be able to run half an hour or so without stopping, which will feel fantastic. You might feel out of breath now,  but frankly there are two ways to sort that- do nothing, or get fit. You choose! 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:42

Chris - I think you are probably right about the 7's/8's/9's. Whichever it was that wasn't supposed to be as good, I used without any problems.  I have had 6 through to 8, and look forward to the 9 for my next pair, if only because they actually look different. First shoe I ever ran in, and apart from a brief dalliance with a Brooks pair (not as good), and my trusty Adidas Kanadia trail shoes, they are all I have run in. No need to change.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:51

Very popular shoe: well, earlier editions certainly were. Some people didn't like the Wave Inspire 8, but report the 9 is a return to form. Personally, I really like my 8's, and all previous versions. No real risk, I would say.

 

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