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"The truth about sports products"

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 00:04

millsy1977 dont forget he was eatying brown bread well known for having plenty of salt (simple electrolyte) in it.

The US Army survey on shoes was interesting, when i joined the British army i was issued canvas pumps and boots, that was all we ever ran in, never new anyone who suffered from shinsplints or any other leg injury, but the training was structured and varied so we built up steadily. That is probably where most older and wiser runners go wrong, we try to rush things and we arent as young as we once were. Also now nearly everyones feet have been pampered with training shoes so we have become soft, barefoot running sounds interesting as it must assist in using more small muscles, just need to find a sensible place to start.

First half in June - too tired to carry on?

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:32

June is either 3 or 7 weeks to go, ease off for a week, cut the long run back, try and go for 3 runs this week that you enjoy, relax, this is possibly only nerves at the prospect of the new distance or overtraining, either way dont give up. 2 hrs is a respectable time, but 2.15 would still be a pb for you!

53 mins for a 10k is good for a 2 hr HM if you have done the required training, however take the pressure off yourself, go out enjoy most of your runs and push hard on some, unless you plan on being an olympian soon.

Anyone that finishes a HM is a winner, probably 95% of the population wont be able to keep up  with you. Your goal should be achievable with some effort, if it is too high just readjust your goal on this HM. That isnt quitting its being sensible.

Getting back into it again

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:11

You probably joined RAF as a late teenager, 40+ is a different prospect, start slow and short and let your body talk to you, rush things and you will get an injury which also takes longer to heal. However being outside is great, I am ex Army and 40+ with no long breaks in running but every time i lose a bit of fitness i notice how hard it is to get it back. Stick with it and do the tortoise not hare training approach, we are not  even middleaged yet!! Plenty of time for getting fitter and faster. Good luck.

Knee Instability - suddenly comes and goes

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 11:20

I had similar after a longer run a monthor so ago, stopped running for a week first run only a couple of miles slow and it went again. A few weeks later i tried some stretches and discovered that my ham string on that side was much shorter than the other so have done gentle stretches for a week and a vast improvement already, slowly coming back to jogging now. If in doubt medical advice though.

Energy Gels

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:55
Sainsburys fruit jellies, sweet and easy to chew, 1 every mile, great encouragement, also cheap.

Berlin 2012

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 11:12

michael,

i dont recall any of the 15 types of id then fingerprint and retina scans associated with the london. I think i just handed over the email attachment and got my number then went and got timingchip coded and enjoyed the expo. therefore i think a buddy could pick up your bits for you.

Colchester Half Marathon

Posted: 24/01/2012 at 23:37
Yup, 2 1/2 m is North Hill, named as it is a hill and steep,about 300m of hard graft. Then having run down East Hill, Ipswich rd is a more gradual up slope for mile 4. I think it is then fairly flat.

Sore Achilles

Posted: 24/12/2011 at 11:07
 have you increased mileage suddenly or changed running surface or shoe. massage the tendon up into the calf and try gentle running, massage gently straight after gentle stretching on completion of run. repeat the massage for a couple of minutes a couple of times a day.

Training for bleep test...

Posted: 19/12/2011 at 20:09

set treadmill at1 % start jogging at 1 min increase to 8.5 km /h then increase by .5 km/h every min, keep going to 9 min and you will pass the test no problem.

if treadmill is set in mph start at 5.3 and increase by .4 and .3 every alternate minute.

keep going till you cant go any further or reach 9 mins, only do it once or twice a week, keep doing other runs a couple of times a week.

goood luck, services are a great career.

How much to increase distance by?

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 21:30

I know the feeling, you are on a high and want to improve asap, but....muscles break when pushed, ie running, in a youngish person they need a day to recover and an older person needs 2 days to recover. quality training with plenty of rest inbetween............must remember to do this myself!!!

However do what you enjoy, variety is the spice of life, gentle hills then build up to longer steeper hills, once you can run 30 mins comfortably start increasing speed once a week. 

Just be careful as it is easy to over train at this point, you will lose all your energy and it will be like pulling a tank, so the 10% rule is a good one, go a bit over sometimes but not too often, listen to your body, but above all enjoy your running. 

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