Hallam Blue

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Two stone off!

Posted: 02/06/2011 at 01:32
Yes - planning on doing a half in October (Aviemore) and then doing a focused 16 week programme from Christmas.

Two stone off!

Posted: 01/06/2011 at 18:18
I appear to have got myself a place in the Brighton marathon through the ballot. I hold the contributors to this thread jointly responsible for the resultant pain. Who's booking the table for the blow-out?

The crazy sentence game

Posted: 31/05/2011 at 00:14
Except very EAGER runners, you would have early replies elsewhere.

Two stone off!

Posted: 29/05/2011 at 10:08
I had much beer, but danced like a maniac to a fab ska band. Can't work out the net effect, but I feel like I've done a workout.

Two stone off!

Posted: 26/05/2011 at 09:18

Nice one grant - I often wonder what I should be doing in the gym. I tend to just go on the treadmill for some speed work (I use the term very loosely!), but probably feel I should be doing more core toning work. Anyone got any suggestions?

Two stone off!

Posted: 24/05/2011 at 13:51

Right, I've thrown my hat in for Brighton 2012, and also for London. Don't want to do both (obviously!), but does anyone know what I should do in the unlikely event that I get a place on both? I presume I will hear from Brighton first, and will probably have to accept any place before London get round to letting me know. Would I be able to defer one or other til 2013?

Two stone off!

Posted: 23/05/2011 at 23:27
Not sure I can offer a 'top tip' but I kick started the weight loss by cutting out simple carbs. Now only check weight on a monthly basis or so. Running 3 or 4 times a week, and try and have a race in the future to focus on. No particular Target weight loss, but I guess a couple of stones lighter would help whichever spring marathon (2012) I end up doing

Two stone off!

Posted: 23/05/2011 at 17:48

Yeah! Lost 9 pounds since 16th April - thats about 3 and a half stone since Xmas 2009. Quite chuffed, because I have had to lay off the running a bit with injury in the last month. Leg holding up though, so I am on to a fat-burning programme with RunKeeper. If you fancy doing it, this week is simply a 30 min run at 70% max speed (ie. you could hold a conversation) 4 times this week.

Running to work

Posted: 19/05/2011 at 12:13

I think I would look at this as a real opportunity: a routinised 6 mile run a day. I would love that, but I am a full marathon away from work (might run it one day !). Invest in some warmer running gear for the winter, and simply get into the groove!

Practical sources of post-race protein

Posted: 19/05/2011 at 11:53
For Goodness Shakes are fab! As a vegetarian, I find being able to pick up a decent protein rich snack quite difficult, so I always have a shake in my pack.

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