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sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: Yesterday at 15:51

good for you IB.

I am on antibiotics now - it was actually an infection that had been bubbling under for about a week. +, long story short, it's never good when you have to send emails with the words Sale Of Goods Act :/

Injured :-(

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:55

Once you're in you don't look much different from a normal head-above-water swimmer i.e. you feel less of a berk than you might think...

Injured :-(

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:06

You get a floatation belt which is meant for pool running, strap it round like a big foam corset, and then go to a deep bit of the pool where your feet don't touch the bottom and run in weeny circles. By happy accident I ended up with 2 belts so could have pool running meetups with an injured mate which is much nicer.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:43

I do wonder though if this sort of plan has more the complete novice to running in mind (as in SA people seem to treat Comrades like the London marathon - braaing in front of the TV one year, in the start pen the next!). In those cases you can see that just getting folk healthy to the end of May is the #1 priority.

The only thing I'd throw in it it's worth experimenting with up and downhills to find out what is most efficient and comfortable for you. I say that because there is a lot of talk about walk breaks and power hiking etc etc but just before my second Comrades I found that not only was very slow running (short steps, hands high) more comfortable for me than power hiking uphill, but it was a scratch faster too. Made a big difference to the following Comrades. But that sort of thing depends so much on individual biomechanics - I can't say it would be better for you, only that it is worth trying various different ways.

United Patient Scam or Genuine

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 10:28

If you wanted to pay a few quid a month Benenden would be a better bet .

Comrades 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 19:37
Running three days a week?

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 11:15

HRR I remember doing a track sesh the day after a donation. It was an excellent illustration of the different energy sources. I started off at my usual pace for the first few seconds and then everyone sped away from me (relative to my usual peers I really did seem to be going backwards!).

the most spectacular moment was the day I donated blood then went out to celebrate my birthday with some friends - nice big curry om nom, one glass of wine and was getting going on the second - felt hot and woozy - headed for the ladies but never made it - there was a loud thud as I passed out and hit the deck! 

Martin enjoy the pacing - don't be surprised if you end up finishing on your tod as all those who've been following you scamper ahead to the finish line when it hoves into view! And then you'll be thanked not only by them but by the folk ten-20 secs behind who were doggedly keeping you in sight!

Susan - wishing you fun times and a bit more recovery :/

KS hope barf harf goes well - does seem pretty flat (from spectating...). Martin I haven't done a half since the club Xmas Pud run over a year ago! 

Still feeling dire - not quite unwell enough to go off work though so being very careful and checking everything twice. Is it some rare after-effect of a long hard bout of exercise (from what I read it could be) or did I catch something from the adorable five year old marshal I high-fived near the end...? Leaving stuff on my plate, and no details but tum NOT happy.


Giving advice on running

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 12:40

A fine summary Literatin! And of course Booktrunk.


We have had beginners on our program who were carrying quite a bit of extra weight for what that's worth and did get up to the full 5k. I think the thing though is that generally people don't put on weight in a vacuum - there's a whole host of social, psychological and educational factors behind it and it can take quite a while to sort them all out.

The ideal situation is if your friend can make some new friends who've been there already - even more ideal if she saw the transformation herself. If "Mel down the office" who lost 5st tells you that 4 skinny lattes a day add up to nearly a pound a week then ...

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:22

well duh HRR, the dodgy elites aren't all shooting up EPO for the fun of it ...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:45

Pen G here I come! Must update my details with the qualifier. Phew.

I got (in slacker times) a qualifying time for Boston but then missed the cut (it was the first year they took the fastest people from each tranche) so I said, "bugger it, life's too short!" and went and booked a sports tour anyway - NOT cheap but money well spent, a great event. Harder for Americans but I suppose there are always charity places ... 

Now here's a question that maybe one of you lot will be able to shed some light on. I've had problems after all 3 Comrades with nausea and vomiting and this year, not immediately after Malta but the next day when flying back, I had a temperature and felt sick. Any suggestions on things to try to combat this sort of thing?

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Closed? On a Monday? Really? 
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