Drizzly Bear

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1 1/2 mile run

Posted: Today at 11:06

Just had a visit from the police (nothing to do with me but asking about a neighbour). The size of him reminded me of this thread, I am not sure he could have ran to the bottom of my drive let alone 1 & 1/2 mile.


Posted: 04/02/2016 at 17:26

My brother always says to me "I don't know where you find the time to run so often". He does not mean it as a positive more that his life is so busy and full he could never fit in running.

The fact you have a 3 day weekend gives you way more scope than most. Booktrunks advice is sound. If you want to find the time you will.

Help! I'm really rubbish at running

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 17:49

C25k did not work for me. I know it does for many but I was just focussing on the time till rest and the dawdling to much on walk. It felt like a miserable / forced 15-30 mins workout.

I started just going out the door and jogging until it was uncomfortable and then walk-jog back home. My target was to go further before stopping than the previous time. I would not recommend this as it is not as controlled as c25k but it is better than never running if c25k does not work for you.

Distance v time

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 18:31

Short answer I would say both.

For me running beyond 15k is where things get serious and needs a degree of preparation. Running an ill prepared HM is not something I would want to do. Having a degree of confidence I can finish he distance a reasonable way ahead of the sweeper bus are things I want  before setting out, 

Talkback: Do you need a sports drink for a 5K?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:13

5k requires nothing more than some water after finishing. I do not need to take water during a run until 10k+ but will generally carry water over 8k+ just for comfort. Sports drink, gels or recovery drinks are unnecesary until around 20k distance.  

Breaking off HM training to do 10k - advice needed

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:50

I did something similar training for mine. Assuming the long runs are at a steady pace the missing 3 mile is not going to ruin your training. I would worry more about the following week and how running a 10k race on sunday will then affect what you have planned for mon/tue.

In terms of PB prep it depends on your priority. Personally I would worry more about keeping the HM plan than clearing the path for PB. I have had a few 5 or 10k PB's "accedentally" come during HM training anyway. 

BH5K Naturist Run

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:07

yay! one of my favourite forum topics! Alongside "is this a good time for...." "racing with headphones" and "medals / goody bags".

Speaking of... does this race have a goody bag?

Suffering from Diarrhoea and Marathon on Sunday

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:53

Depends. Is it your first? Have you trained well? Are you experienced or novice?

You will basically have a bad day. If you are starting that bad day from a high level then no biggie if not then better to be safe than sorry. Especially if the bug is preventing hydration which it probably is.

Dropping gel wrappers in races - specifically Hull 20

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:09

I even feel guilty dropping a cup 20mtrs from a water station.

How to display medals!😉😉😉

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:34

@Gideon Levy

Miserable bugger!

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