Elizabeth Dix 4

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Is this normal?

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 12:59

I'm with everyone else on the run/walk front.  As to speed for running you should be able to hold a conversation when you're running.  This should help you to gauge your pace more eaily.

As to the comments you experienced they were totally out of order.  Parkrun is about getting everyone to run and there is no place for comments like that.  Use it positively though to give you more determination to carry on and improve.  |The majority of runners are supportive and will encourage each other.

Swim distance recording

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:46

When I bought my Garmin the TomTom multisport that was on the market did not support open water swimming, this is the reason I chose the Garmin.  I cannot comment on how good the TomTom is though as I have never used one.

Swim distance recording

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 13:15

Another vote for the 920XT, it is quite literally the best thing since sliced bread...

Renting a wetsuit

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:47

Tri Uk was £100 total to hire for the season with £50 returned if you send it back without any damage before the end of August this year. I kept mine

Failed run after completing it easily previously

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 12:33

We all have bad runs, those runs where we just struggle to get to the end or give up part way through.  The first thing you need to do is congratulate yourself for doing the run in the first place, a bad run is way better than no run!  Things like this usually happen for a reason maybe (despite) following the plan you have overdone it?  These plans whilst good are a one size fits all approach, perhaps you need to go back a couple of weeks and build back up again.  Have you thought about running outside?  I personally find it so much easier and more enjoyable. 

These set backs do happen but it is how you overcome them that makes you a better runner.  For instance I used to regularly run up to 13 miles, since a pregnancy related injury I was really pleased to do 5 miles yesterday!  You just have to adjust the plan to you.  Keep at it, you're doing great!  Good luck with it!

Raging electric calf cramps @mile 22 in a marathon

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 12:46

There is a pressure ppoint just where the middle of your nose joins your top lip which relieves lower leg and foot cramp which really helps me when cramp strikes.  It doesn't seem to work for everyone but it's free and worth a try if cramp strikes. 


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:40

Well done and keep on going


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:40

I would be annoyed especially if I was ever going to be near a GFA (not a hope in hell for me!).  Fingers crossed they get sorted for you.

Sports bra that dries easily and quickly

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:58

I get on really well with the Shock Absorber Run Bra.  There is a knack to getting it done up but once you've mastered that it is brilliant!  I wouldn't use anything else for running.

Heart Rate Monitor - Half IM

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:03

I tried putting sticking plasters over the areas of my chest strap that were rubbing on the run and that worked a treat yesterday.  Further testing of this is required though.  I've decided against the quick relese kit for my 920xt as I'm paranoid about it falling out in the water...  I also didn't realise I could wear my chest strap in the water although I have since seen the HRM swim and HRM tri you can get to go with it...

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