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Running socks

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 12:09

I have tried twinskin and didnt get on with them, hilly no great improvement, more mile appear to have extra in right places and seem ok, however i always fall back on cheap umbro trainer liners, never had a problem since.

I think sometimes people up their mileage or change shoes and dont give their feet time to adapt. If in doubt vaseline hotspots.

Improving marathon time

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:24

I think AGF is suggesting the training plan, which I have forgotten the name, where you do a few months of very slow runs just basically building on the time, this builds up the capillaries in the legs. Then when you start faster training your legs are fine tuned for the distance. I tried it on a couple of runs and found it hard work as it was so slow. However, starting this early for the London, it could well be a good plan.

Help! Marathon in 3 weeks

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 19:20

2 weeks rest at this point is fine, do the slow plod to re boost your confidence and then do the marathon, just enjoy and if you are after a good time book another marathon for 6 months time, continue the training having had a couple of weeks off after this marathon.

brand spanking new!

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 19:15

yes allow your body to recover, if you really ache you wont run relaxed, you will then make other muscles you didnt use on the first day ache etc etc. however giving yourself an extra 24/48 hrs at this point will be fine, you only ache when you have pushed unused muscles so this is natural and it wont last long, just take it steady, remember hare and totoise, the guy with the shell will be far fitter in a month or two.

Improving marathon time

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:17

I would keep up running between now and xmas  doing a long run varying between 8 and 10m once a week and then try improving speed on 2 shorter runs with fartlek and pushes. Also keep up the biking and swimming for variety. Then at xmas you should be in great shape for a 16 week programme.

Help! Marathon in 3 weeks

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:12

Depends on how long a rest, also when was the 16 miler, I would do a long slow comfortable run, see how you get on then make up my mind on whether to run or not. Accept that it may be a slow marathon but you might find you enjoy it more as you wont be sterssing over a pb.

brand spanking new!

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 14:27

Well done, you have started, always the hardest part. If the 60 sec bit is too much knock that down a little, maybe 45 secs. Dont go and push yourself whilst you are aching, your muscles are rebuilding themselves, allow a couple of runs just to get in the swing of it then pick up on the schedule again. If you rush it now you could put yourself off running and that would be a great shame. In a couple of months you will have picked up distance and speed dramatically, just give yourself a little time.


Posted: 07/08/2012 at 11:20

something on bbc site yesterday about fasting 2 days a week, only 600 cals balanced diet on those 2 days then eat normally the other five, apparently worked in a small trial



Too old and too fat??

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 11:16

Life is for living, get up and out the front door, every yard you go is a bonus. Start slow and steady, this is a marathon, not a sprint, you hopefully are now middle aged so have another 50 years to go. A close family member aged 80 has terminal cancer, he still walks as far as he can every day, why? because he can.

Good luck you are now in the position where you want to and can do something about your future, go for it, and let us know how it goes, just remember the hare and the tortoise story......very true.

Half marathon training

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 13:47

Can you not do the 12 miler on the Thur/Fri/Mon?


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