Drizzly Bear


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Average 10k times

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 13:55

I want to know how Gavin White got on.

Swanage Long Run

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 13:13

I have never ran in Swanage so cannot advise specifically but if you don't mind some undulating off roadish runs then the coastal paths of dorset have been among my favourite holiday runs. It is also pretty easy to get the coastal buses so it stops you having to do an out and back,

Just remember to pop your clothes off when you get to Studland, you do not want to upset the nudists,

Beginner really struggling to run

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 17:18

1) Do a calorie lifestyle calculation (basically those average daily allowances are way lower for many people). Spend a couple of weeks tracking your calorie intake and work out the areas where you break the bank and try to adjust.

2) Think about ditching the gym. I know they work for many but for me the benefit per hour was nowhere near just lacing up, stepping out and running.

3)  Educate yourself on your distance, time and pace. For me that meant a gps watch but does not necessarily have to be that way. Sometimes I just was not aware I was going to fast or to slow.

starting again

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:58

I am in a similar position. I have chopped up a c25k program and am using the second half of it. I am doing the run sections at my old training pace mixed with reducing walk sections.

I am hoping this gets me back to doing 5k at somewhere near my old pace. I also have some timber to shed but am just hoping that takes care of itself as the training increases.

No idea if this is sensible but previously I was just going out and jogging 5-7k struggling through and not really having any improvement on pace. I found that training plans cover people that cannot run at all or people that can and want to get better, but I was finding that I was somewhere in between.

10k training question

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:22

your post does not really give enough details to comment. Generally (in my opinion) to give 10k events justice you need to be running 14ish km in your long runs.

Running events are some of the most uplifting things I have experienced. But they can be among the most depressing when not going well. Preparation is key.  

Run distances

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 10:28

H Bears advice is sound.

My routine is as follows

Sunday Long Run 8-10 Mile.

Tuesday (depends how hard Sunday was). 2 mile jog / or 3 mile light run.

Thursday, Mix session usually ~ 5 mile. This will be a tempo, hills, Pyramid or intervals.

If I am training for something I will do a Friday slow 5k also but only when closer to an event.  

I want to do it but very apprehensive!!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 17:57

Given a choice of a risk on screwed up knees or screwed up heart / lungs I will take my chances on the knees.

All of the old people I have encountered who have had knee or hip surgery are generally unfit. Most of the old runners I know are generally fine and only complain about being as fast as they used to be. Granted its a small sample but I am yet to see one of these fabled aged runners in a wheelchair.  

Choosing treadmill for winter training?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 17:47

Join a local council gym for 3 months and save yourself a lot of cash. Chances are the equipment will be better and you will have more cross training options.

2 years ago I had pneumonia. I know it was probably unconnected but I could not help thinking it was 0 degree 6am runs that did it for me. This year I did most of my running in the gym through the worst of the weather but honestly I regret doing it.

What is wrong with me?

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 18:15

Like others have said it sounds like balls-to-the-wall-max-effort post run pain to me.

I tend to follow the a routine and I find it helps. My long runs are on Sunday and I usually pace about 80% effort. On Monday I rest and then on Tuesday I will go for a very short and light jog and combine with some stretching, strength or yoga type exercise.

The rest of the week I will do a few more runs at higher intensity but shorter distance than my long runs.  

When training I always have a nice dull ache in my legs but it always feels like a nice tiredness. I would never call this actual pain.

Free Park Runs

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:00

How do they calculate £1 per runner per run of damage? That would be over £10k per year of maintenance? Must be an amazing park......

It smells of a parish council trying to scam some extra funding with a grant out of the county council. I am not sure they would be allowed to enforce parking charges and keep the income themselves (parish councils do not normally do that).

If they were genuinely concerned about damage I am sure that if they asked to put some collection buckets at the start a couple of times a year and ask for contributions I am sure they would collect all they needed.

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