Drizzly Bear

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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?

The Trionium UK Wife-Carrying Race

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:55

Can women only enter as ballast? What about same-sex couples?

This thing is a lawsuit waiting to happen!

getting up to and holding a faster pace..

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:31

Gotta love the MAMIL's with their wheels and gears!

I would imagine the effect is in play  where if you stop working on a flat surface a bike will come to a stop a long way down the road whereas a runner will fall on their face the minute they stop running.

I am sure there is a "cool" physics formula that shows the stored energy in a bike but not sure what it should look like.


interval session on a track?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:00

Thanks Phil. Horrible looking website but all the details are there.

If it comes to it I will head to a park and do the circuits I was curious to try something different but looking at the list there are not to many options anyway.

interval session on a track?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 16:38

Hi All. Just after advice.

Currently following a training plan to get back in the groove after Xmas excess. Need to do an interval / speed session this week and I hate them.

I live in a hilly area so very difficult to get a consistent pacing session without also tackling up or downhills.

I am contemplating looking up a running track so I can get a consistent interval session done.

Anybody done this? Are they only used by serious club runners? Is it a bit silly?

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