Drizzly Bear

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Women harassed whilst running

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 11:00
Gideon Levy wrote (see)
Unfortunately the sight of a healthy looking woman with a flushed complexion and a slight sweat on, is just too exciting for them.

Too exciting for me also but at least I manage to keep my thoughts to myself.

Great North Run Ballet Results

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 12:20

Swan lake is quite popular 'tup north.


Bath Half is a rip off

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 17:18

43 quid is not that bad. Whether the £20 extra is worth it depends on the T I guess but at least you get the choice.

Your complaint of having a laced chip is a little weird, its not the hardest thing in the world to do (especially the snap off or disposable ones).



Gym bunny

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 09:58

I usually stay outdoors except for icy / snowy conditions. However I am finding This Winter harder than any others. The wind cuts straight through and persistent low temperatures seem to bother me more. Maybe I am getting old.

Do you have control over your thoughts, feelings and actions?‏

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 12:19

@ Gideon

Are we doing politics on here now? This forum can implode whilst discussing MP3 players I think we should steer clear of the NHS.

Do you have control over your thoughts, feelings and actions?‏

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 10:22

In my day we just made the results up. At least the results always supported the arguments we wanted to make.

My Training Blog

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 09:58

Dave Ex SP

I agree with a lot of what you say but disagree that following a 15 week plan for a 10k is boring and unnecesary. I am currently following a 11 week plan for a 10k. I am NOT doing it so I can run 10k (I could nip out now and run it) its just I want to have the right pacing and miles in the tank when I hit the start line. Its just a personal preference.


As mentioned above I am also following a 10k training plan to get ready for a couple of spring races. I think there is nothing wrong with what you are doing I would just suggest  that  based on your running history your plan is starting at a pretty basic level.

My Training Blog

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 15:13

I hate to be negative and I am not one of those who automatically knock bloggers. Surely the whole point of a (good) blog is to tell a story and share a journey. An experienced half marathoner knocking out a 10k is not that interesting.

There is a good discussion around following a plan versus not, just not in a blog style.


Can I run a half marathon on 2 weeks' training?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:03

Question for me would be Why?

If the longest you have run is 10k and have not run seriously since November you will at best have a miserable 2 weeks and a miserable race.

My suggestion would be to find a 10k race for the same weekend and a HM 12-15 weeks from now. Will cost more but it will be more enjoyable and will do yourself justice.

Intermittent fasting diet and running - any advice

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:48

Agree with others that the 6 weeks off is more likely the problem. If you found the whole 6k horrible then it suggests condition more than fuel.

However +15k after 2 days of 500 calories might be interesting though.

If your back into your training plan then why bother with a funky diet?

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