Hallam Blue

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Two stone off!

Posted: 02/06/2011 at 19:17

Andy - Yes that's the one. I can't decide yet between this plan or one available on Runkeeper. I probably just need to pick one and stick to it. I'm also trying to lose weighting 'separately' from a training plan: 8 week fat loss plan; then a half mara plan; then the 16 week marathon plan.

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Posted: 02/06/2011 at 18:09
You need carbs for energy, but make sure they are the right ones. Complex carbs with a low GI rating. Keep away from processed foods as much as possible. Grains, I would have thought would be ideal.

A related question - I'm reading a book at the mo about marathon training, and it suggests that although you probably will lose some weight when completing a training plan for a marathon, it shouldn't be your primary goal, as you need to focus on fuelling correctly for the increased miles. So, what do you focus on: running goals or weight loss goals?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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

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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.

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