Drizzly Bear

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Does age grading favour older athletes?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 10:34

Agree with Philpub. in your late 20's-30's your measuring against proffesionals who are spending their working day building towards those records. The masters although they are outstanding are just not operating at that same level either in time, intensity or coaching support.


Great Birmingham Run chip time errors?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:40

Sounds like auto pause to me. distance errors sure but time never.

Did not run it this year but last year some of the underpass were so loud you would not have heard your watch beeping at you.

Vomiting post marathon

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:22

I suffered this also, I am not sure what the body is doing but whilst screaming for water and fuel it seems to reject everything. A very experienced running friend told me to try flat cola after the race. It works for me so far.

Seems coke is easier to digest than sports drinks / gels but gives a similar fuel burst. The only time I will ever recommend drinking the stuff.....

Earphones in races

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:14

If you need the crutch of music to get you through a run then you are not a proper runner........ 

Dog Biting

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

I have bitten a few but I find they taste furry.

Running in Tunisia

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 15:43
Tri Taffia wrote (see)

Its a holiday! why bother running?

I don't get peeps that run on holiday. Unless your top notch elite a week is not going to make much diffrence your body needs a rest once in a while so do it on holiday.

I love running in new places. Whenever i go somewhere either on holiday or work I always try to squeeze in at least one run. Nice to see something new and the software I download the GPS to puts a red dot on the map where I log a run, its great to see the number of different places. 

How hard should non-sporty 11yo be pushed?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 15:35

If he can run a sub 30 min 5k there is a reasonable level of base fitness that should not mean you are worried for health reasons especially considering the otehr activities.

Never push anyone to do anything they are not keen on. However don't let him grow into a man that has no interest in any sport. Never trust a man that has zero interest in sport.....

Garmin Forerunner 110 or 10

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 10:39

As others have said DC Rainmaker will tell you more than you ever need to know to make the decision so check it out.

I have a 110 without HRM and it is perfect, robust reliable and pretty accurate. The sattelite lock takes a little time but not sure if the 10 will be much different. Based on my knowledge of the 10 I would go for whatever is easier on the wallet.

PS the charging clip is fiddly but not a major issue

How long til he beats me?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 18:08

You have two options train harder yourself or go rogue. try modifying his diet to leave him lethagic for training. Disrupt his training plan with offers of food and/or sex before he heads out.  My Wife (who just happens to be in charge of houehold laundry) seems to be able to have every piece of running kit I own in the wash at the same time on a very regular basis.

streak running... anyone done this?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:10

I made it all the way to square leg before the stewards caught me.

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