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Using a treadmill for hill training

Posted: Yesterday at 10:53

Never done it myself as would bore me to tears. However I think it would be a more efficient way to do it. Finding a local hill that fits is not always easy. Most hills near me are either not steep enough or not long enough.  

how to wean yourself off snacks and eating crap?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:33

I looked at "luxury" calories and managed them closely. I would often ask myself is the biscuit / cake / fizzy drink / whatever worth 2km running? Converting the calories to discance soon stopped me marching through several biscuits.

For everything else I did not worry to much. My 3 meals per day although were not super healthy were balanced and reasonable. By managing the treats and snacks and then exercising tends to keep things under control.

 

'That' charity christmas song..........

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 18:44

@ Cake

I kinda agree with what you say but there are a lot of mean, busy, selfish, unaware people out there that will happily keep their head in the sand unless you smack in the head with an issue.

How do you propose to educate people? 11m people watched children in need, it would take one helluva documentary / article / news item to hit that kind of audience.

The amount raised by these types of charities may be a drop in the ocean. However mainstream charities raise a lot but spend a lot doing it. Adverts, agents/chuggers, race bond places are all expensive. In terms or "profit" I would guess / hope that CIN or band aid is pretty effective.

In my opinion its better to let some ageing pop star give their time for nowt and let them get self promotion instead of paying a marketing company or chug loads of cash to VLM buying bond places.

'That' charity christmas song..........

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 18:00

@Andrew Thomas

I agree it is a shame that genuine charity workers get no credit. The problem is without celebs or big names nobody will tune in and if nobody watches then the donations will be dramatically reduced. IF you believe in charity (which it is pretty sad if you don't) what options do they have to raise money?

If you say they can only employ adverts and raise awareness on the streets it takes a huge amount of effort to raise money.

Big scale evenings like Children in Need, sport relief or charity singles raise huge amounts of cash. Yes there is some self promotion going on but if nobody turned up they would be called pampered selfish stars.

'That' charity christmas song..........

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 14:24
Andrew Thomas 34 wrote (see)
Drizzly Bear wrote (see)
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Bono made 500 million from Facebook shares. Geldof is worth 30 million.

And they dare tell people on basic income to give their money instead!

Tosspots. It's all about self-promotion for w****er pop stars

The total value of facebook is 210 B of which the majority is owned by Zuckerburg and chums. I seriously doubt Bono made profit 0.5B alone.

 

I just checked. I underestimated. His stake is worth 1.5 billion dollars.

http://www.mtv.com/news/1685361/bono-facebook-stake-richest-rocker/

 

 

Andrew Thomas 34 wrote (see)
Drizzly Bear wrote (see)
Andrew Thomas 34 wrote (

Bono made 500 million from Facebook shares. Geldof is worth 30 million.

And they dare tell people on basic income to give their money instead!

Tosspots. It's all about self-promotion for w****er pop stars

The total value of facebook is 210 B of which the majority is owned by Zuckerburg and chums. I seriously doubt Bono made profit 0.5B alone.

 

I just checked. I underestimated. His stake is worth 1.5 billion dollars.

http://www.mtv.com/news/1685361/bono-facebook-stake-richest-rocker/

 

I was curious also so looked. Apologies for not getting my financial news from MTV. He made personally made $43M. Still a serious slice of wonga and makes me want to click a dislike button.

http://fortune.com/2012/05/18/no-facebook-did-not-make-bono-worlds-richest-musician/

'That' charity christmas song..........

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 14:08
Andrew Thomas 34 wrote (see)

Bono made 500 million from Facebook shares. Geldof is worth 30 million.

And they dare tell people on basic income to give their money instead!

Tosspots. It's all about self-promotion for w****er pop stars

The total value of facebook is 210 B of which the majority is owned by Zuckerburg and chums. I seriously doubt Bono made profit 0.5B alone.

'That' charity christmas song..........

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 13:54

We are truely in the age of rage. Everyone has to be offended by something, there is always an angle to be found to snipe and criticise.

The majority of Africa is a pretty much a developed part of the world (education, sanitation & opportunities). However the pain an suffering that goes on in the remainder of the continent is unbelievable.

I agree with the view that the long term solution is to think big picture and work towards infrastructure and governments than can fix their own problems. However that takes time which people on the ground suffering today do not have.

As humans we have two options. Either complain that it is someone elses fault or responsibility or try to do something to help.

I do not have the guts, time or money to actually go and help so I choose to contribute financially to support organisations to do that. Whether that makes me a wimp or a hypocrite I am not sure.

I have not downloaded the song as I have the original (far superior) and I am not entirely sure how they plan to spend the money. I choose instead to donate to the DEC. However the people doing or buying the song are at least trying, seems to me they cannot win whatever they do. 

 

 

 

Vote Jo Pavey!

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 15:52

On the tennis question I think you will find the women will quite happily play 5 sets but the grand slam organisers would have a scheduling nightmare and prefer to keep women on 3 sets.

5 sets for women increases the tournament playing time by maybe 1/3. It means a big investment in additional arenas / courts and either a reduction in entrants or a longer tournament. I think it is only Grand slams that have men playing 5 sets,

Just can't run fast

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 13:44

Based on my limited experience trying to get faster while running within a limited distance involves a lot of hard work and intervals. Increasing your mileage or putting in a longer weekend run will help your 5k time a lot.

Sadly I dropped parkrun so I had time for one quality long run at a weekend. This helped my speed over shorter distance more than anything else.

Vote Jo Pavey!

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 11:27

I am sure Hamilton can do a 3 point turn with the best of them but just because he was lucky enough to have the best car and narrowly beat the other guy with the best car does not really cut it for me.

Pavey is a great story but McIlroy does deserve it also. I will give a tactical vote to him just to stop a snore-mula 1 winner.

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