exiled claret

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Running belt - long runs/marathon

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:07

I just pinned some gels onto my triathlon number belt, worked just great.

Two half marathons in one month

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:05

Of course it is safe (well apart from the fact that they are in Newcastle and Redcar!)

Just do some easy runs in the first week, and treat the second week like the week before your first race. 

Perceived wisdom is to wait as many days as miles you have raced before you race/run hard again, so a fortnight is perfect after a half.

I ran a marathon on Sunday, and wouldn't really want to run another the day after tomorrow, but I've been back out there running 5 miles at faster than marathon pace for the last 2 days. Might have a pop at parkrun tomorrow and have my eye on a 10k a week on Monday.

My 1st race

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:17

No need to really taper massively, especially off 3 runs per week. Just don't do anything particularly strenuous the last 2 days.

No need for any special food the day before, other than don't eat anything unusual or you know you might respond badly to.

Breakfast sounds good, though possibly an extra piece of toast.

Tracking Apps

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:08

I'd go with the computer plotting, assuming you are pretty careful and use lots of points (especially if you plotted it in satellite mode rather than map mode).

I use a Garmin Forerunner 305, and dedicated runner's watches are generally considered to be much more accurate than phones. However, when I zoom in on a map which has been plotted from my watch, although it will generally have me plotted well, even on the correct side of the road, every so often it will have me zooming across the road, running through people's gardens and even houses. I'm sure I would remember if I had done that!

I consider any of them only a useful guide to get you in the ball-park figure. There are many instances of people running a particular pace based on their app or watch and missing their target in a race because of a small inaccuracy. The only way to be really sure is to enter a properly measured and certified race.

head torch

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 13:10

To be fair my daughter's room is about a foot deep in stuff all over the floor, so she probably trod on it! Keep your house tidy and it might well be okay! 

Can I get last minute entry to London

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 15:41
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
I never get the point when people say you are running alongside the greatest runners. 99.9% of entrants will never even see the elites. That bloke who went sprinting off at the start last year was a decent sub 3 runner and he could only manage 400m.

Well I saw the elites when I last ran London. They were running one way along the carriageway away from Docklands as I was running towards it!

Not sure if it counts as "alongside" though.

Can I get last minute entry to London

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 12:55

Entering the race is entirely optional. If you don't like the rules, find an event which does have rules you like.

head torch

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:07

Just be a bit careful with the battery compartment cover - my daughter knackered hers and I've had to be clever with some insulation tape.

Shock 10k time

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:05

I struggle to get within 1 min per mile of my race pace on a similar distance training run.

Running stats

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 06:01

I don't think there is anyway of doing this really to get real numbers. You could look at the results pages of races in local areas - most running club sites will have links to these.

Power of 10 will have links to results of lots of races. However remember people often travel quite a long distance to races.

Parkrun has lots of events and loads of stats, and whilst these will include a broader range of runner than say a half marathon, they are far from a full list of runners in an area - out of my club of over 30 runners only about 5 have ever done a parkrun.

Of course by far the hardest people to track down are the many who just go out and run without joining any groups or doing any organised events. There are several people I regularly see out running round my local town (it's only a small one) who I have never seen at a club or a race.

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