Hallam Blue


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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.

 

Marathon training after PF

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 12:24

Keep stretching the calves and hamstrings. Tightness in the leg can contribute to PF returning.

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 11:51

Sorry to hear that, Kathryn. Bereavement can test any good intentions, but it sounds like you have used it to positive effect. Good luck on Sunday: just enjoy the run - no pressure!

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 11:28

(All gone quiet over here?)

Not really been tracking my weight that closely here, so a pleasant surprise to find I have lost 6lbs over a period of about a month. Probably a bit more focussed running has done the trick: maybe the diet has been a little bit better? 

Anyway, the 16 week marathon training plan kicked in this week. As we know, training for a marathon is no guarantee of weight loss: I failed to lose a single pound in the run up to my last marathon. This time, though, might be different (he hopes!). I'm doing a more intensive training plan - running 5 times a week, and more speed work in it that the last "get round" plan. Really enjoying being back in a focussed training plan, and the running feels really good.

This weekend might be interesting: probably doing parkrun on Saturday (a friend is on 99 parkruns, and I would like to be there for his 100th), and then doing the Cheshire & South Manchester "Longest parkrun" on Sunday - 7 parkruns throughout the day. I'm aiming to do each one in under 30 minutes, but I suspect Woodbank (the 4th of the 7) might catch me out with its "playful" little hills.

5k in 23:31 - but aged 10!

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:52

All I know is that  the regularity with which junior "10 run" white T-shirts pass me in the last 50 metres of my parkrun,is getting beyond a joke!

Is 6 miles in an hour any good?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 21:33

Can't go far wrong with a Smartcoach plan, I would say. To be honest, for a first race at a distance, I think (within reason) it doesn't really matter what plan you follow, just make sure you stick to it. Smartcoach will give you something reasonable:

 

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/runners-world-smartcoach/3057.html

Is 6 miles in an hour any good?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 21:21

Sounds OK to me. Should be on for sub-2 hour with a decent training plan. What plan are you following? Need a combination of endurance and speed work, I would say.

Running Sunglasses

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 20:37

I've tried a number of different pairs of running glasses, and my eyelashes are always squashed up against the lenses, and really quite uncomfortable. My eyelashes are always commented on (a bit like a camel's) and my Mum always said the girls would love them. Well, it bloody well didn't work out like that. What she should have told me is that running in the summer will be fraught with flies and blinding sunlight. (I cunningly hid this tragedy from her by being a exercise averse chubster until my 40s.)

Anyone else have this problem (the eyelash thing)? (I know, I know.... 1st world problems and all).

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