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Taper gone wrong

Posted: Yesterday at 20:13

My next marathon is on the 21st, I am doing about a 14 miler this week. Dropped from 22. All individual

Marathon training

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 13:32

I did a 20 mile run last Saturday, and did a 22 mile run yesterday, so six day rest. Its not easy and it can take its toll. You have one eye on the marathon though, but i also know i have to learn to rest as well. Its a hard discipline to stop overdoing it, but you need to look after your body.

How to maintain pace in 2nd half of marathon?

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 18:00

I have never stuck to a Marathon training fixed plan. I just do a very long run at a relaxed pace, and two shorter ones, in an average week, then stretch on off days. We are all different, and you have to learn a lot of it by trial and error.

Correcting mistakes

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 10:31

When i first started running about 4 years ago, it was a Baptism of Fire. You learn from your mistakes quickly, like wearing the right shoes rather than your day trainers, and when to eat / not to eat before a run etc. There is a 101 things you can do to improve your running, and we all have our individual ways. Being a marathon runner now, I am still making little corrections. Be it to wear certain shorts which will hold gells better, or to use sudocream for chafing.

My question to all you seasoned runners then, are you still finding that running is a learning process no matter how long you have been out there?

What Watch Around £150

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 17:38

Forerunner 10. Great watch. Great price,


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 17:36

I'm a hospice nurse. Nothing more to say.

Seaford Mince Pie Run

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:37

This will be my third time. Missed out last year since collided with another race i wanted to do. It is a great race. The hill at mile 6 can test your stamina, but just get through that and the rest is fine. The medal isnt brilliant, but the race itself is worth the effort.

Your Ideal/Dream Run

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:25
scott shurmer wrote (see)

North downs 30 k off road ran it in june this year absolutely loved it cant wait for 2014

Did the Farnham Pilgrim marathon over the downs.. now that was a killer, but enjoyed it..

Number of races you've done this year

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:20

I have done two marathons, two half marathons and a ten miler. The longer the distance, the less races i should normally think.. it takes a good few months to prepare for a marathon..

Man Collapses and Dies During Dublin Half Marathon

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:28
Redjeep! wrote (see)

Condolences to his family and friends. Deeply saddened by this.

Did you know him personally then sorry?

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Bare minimum training

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The month before the marathon

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