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first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 09:41

Difficult to compare the data I suspect for arrests in these two distinct populations. I'd have thought the couch potato who has a typical VF arrest in an already compromised floppy heart ( and for whom the most critical thing that is going to save them is an early DC shock) is very different to an "athlete" who maybe has a different type of arrhythmia leading to arrest ( for whom the likelihood of survival is pretty slim unfortunately since shock prob won't work)

the good news is most of these collapses during races are simple faints and there's no issue of any heart problem. Of course there will be exceptions like the poor chap at Ealing

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 14:58

Just entered this one and sorted hotel. Looking forward to some more self flagellation in  those last few miles already! Marathon number eleven for me 

Sounds like it could be flat and fast??? What's the story with the water pouch thingies?

need to recover from Loch Ness yesterday then prob start to try to pull my finger out just before the Christmas shenanigans begin

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:46

'Sup y''all

lightning pop in to heartily congratulate SJ on an epic showing

chapeau Sir

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:25

Calm down Minni. Where are you watching from tomorrow? Give me a shout when I chug by

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:38

Just a quickie - fantastic stuff from so many. Enjoyed cyber-tracking a few of you

Patricular congrats to those that dipped under a number ending in lots of zeros ! Awesome

Commiserations to those who didn't have a good day.

PMJ - take your time to make a final decision....

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:49

SJ. Doing Edin (again!) and Loch Ness. Keeping it all local-ish. Been doing slightly bigger mileage but nothing faster than MP. Bit of a different approach to see what happens 

SG. Hetlo to you! The mega dog is fine ta though our poor old geriatric one is no longer with us. How are you feeling for the sub3 ??

will you be sporting wings and wand Martin??

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:37

Thought I'd pop by briefly to wish everyone all the best for Sunday

Have been lurking occasionally and good to see a fair few familiar names and some new ones


Having had a poor running year last year have managed to pull things together a bit and planning a spring and autumn marathon myself

Hope you all smash it

Amsterdam 2013

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:04

I'll be at Fleetwood tomorrow aswell Carrot. Forecast doesn't look too bad if we can believe it. Looks like the evil wind might stay away and not too hot or humid

Hope you have a good run

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:48

Thanks for all the comments re HM racing guys. So many different ways to approach it a chap is in danger of getting crippled by times and paces. I strongly recall running my first few races basically just as fast as I could. A lot to be said  that but when a "key" target is looming it is hard to ignore the numbers

i'll certainly endeavour to give it the full nads for once since I feel it's a long time since I can truly say I did that

Did a few test miles @ HMP tonight (6.06) and they flt like far too much hard work. Am getting better at putting the poor sessions behind me so not going to dwell on it.

welcome to YIK. Are you ditching the pointy helmet and wet suit for a few months then? Like says 1.30 should be enough but if you started getting a good chunk of 50+ or so mile weeks with a few 20 LSRs your tri background should help A lot and you might convert better

Sub 3h15

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 15:19

What's the dentisit done to deserve that Bike It ?

Glad you're running again Menna - easy does it mate

Good targets SJ - if I could ever persuade myself to spend half my life cycling I'd love to think about an IM too - really just to say I've done it if I'm honest

Keir - serious cutback week for me so the only "session" includes 3 * 1 mile @HMP off 120 sec recoveries. Not too exciting really but I need my rest !

So - question for you fellas and chicks. What's the best way to run a HM ? Try to start at goal pace ? Conservative start ? Get some quick miles under the belt early on ?? I'll prob get advocates for all three options. I'm sure I saw something fundamentally contradictory on Fetch the other week that reckoned the way to get a PB is get quick miles in the bank (on retrospective data anaylsis) but still suggesting sensible approach is break the race in easy/steady and hard thirds....

No doubt it'll all be about hanging on after 10 miles anyway as always

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