Drizzly Bear

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How long til he beats me?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 18:08

You have two options train harder yourself or go rogue. try modifying his diet to leave him lethagic for training. Disrupt his training plan with offers of food and/or sex before he heads out.  My Wife (who just happens to be in charge of houehold laundry) seems to be able to have every piece of running kit I own in the wash at the same time on a very regular basis.

streak running... anyone done this?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:10

I made it all the way to square leg before the stewards caught me.

Printable Calendar

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:05

I use a variety of tools. Garmin, sportstracks. I use the snip function to copy from the calendar and paste into office. Its a bit more fiddly that pressing print but better that settling for something just so you can save a bit of time.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:51

I worry about times but not enough to go through pain or embarrasement to hit them. There are always other races. Not sure how I would feel if I was competing in a once in a lifetime type thing there I might go through more barriers to finish but still wouldn't chase times.

In fairness to Paula I remember her NY record & olympic misery before the toilet stop.

I kind of understand why olympic athletes would fall into doping but I doubt anyone is taking EPO to win parkrun.  

London Beer Runners

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 10:42

Hash House Harriers really need to change their name. It sounded to me like they run around estates until they find trainers dangling from lamposts.

I like beer and I like running but I tend to prefer both separately. After a long run beer does not sound like an ideal rehydrant to me and after a short run the calories burnt do not warrant the reward.

How to decide race pace to aim for?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 10:43

I use smartcoach for all my training plans as I like the way it ramps up my distance and gets the tempo speedwork balance right in the build up.

However I find some of the pacing from smartcoach a little baffling and have never found an explanation of what it is building you up for (PB? Same as before?) so I have taken to modifying it a little. I always enter my PB for that distance instead of the last race like it asks and the long and easy runs I find the suggested pace a little to far off my target so I tweak a little faster.

Maybe I should have more confidence in what it says but I have never followed it exactly and has been ok so far. I know this is not answering your question but maybe try mixing it up a little. It really depends on how you have recovered from your injury on what pace you can acheive.

How much would you pay for a half marathon photo

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:07

Never understand why people pay for pics. I always look a wreck in them so certainly would not pay anything to look at that. In my mind I look like Seb Coe sprinting to the line so I tend to stick with that than the reality,

Breakfast before half marathon

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 10:00

If your schedule is inflexible then start having "Breakfast" in the evening and see what suits for your training runs. You might need a post run snack to boost your calories though.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 10:23

As they give out bottles you should be fine to use theirs as you can carry the bottle for a few k and take on all you need. Smaller runs that give cups are a pain and I prefer to carry my own. However as book said if you want it then do it.

Start to analyse how much water you are consuming in training. I am always sceptical on whether runners really need the volume provided in a camelbak (depending on distance of course).

I think the great runs give out powerade at half way which I advise (if you are going to use it) then train with it first. It did not agree with me at all.

Last piece of hydration advice form me is to have some flat cola in your kit for after. You can stick your power drinks flat cola is the only way to go just dont guzzle it.

Are you much fitter that your partner?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:43

I am punching well above my weight but thank you for asking.

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