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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


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. 

Secret Santa

Posted: 17/11/2011 at 21:36
I have to do a secret Santa for £5, the guy is an occasional runner, any suggestions most welcome. Would like it to be useful and an encouragement to his running.

Fatty wants to run

Posted: 12/11/2011 at 12:29

You might not see any fat runners at the front but in the mass participation end there some unusual shapes who arent stick thin, but they are fit enough to transport there own bodyweight 26.2 miles.

These are inspirational people. Ask Paula Radcliffe to run for 5 or 6 hours and she would say that was bloody hard.

Fatty wants to run

Posted: 03/11/2011 at 18:56

Bryos why are you waiting till monday to start, walk 30 mins today Fri Sat and Sunday and you will have 2 hours of training done, a good weeks worth for a start.

Be positive as many posters have said and i agree running in winter is great, dark nights no one sees you and the odd bright day is so uplifting especially if it is rural and scenic.

good luck

Best recovery drink

Posted: 02/11/2011 at 16:44

surely this depends on what you are upping your mileage to. when i go from 1 to 1 1/2 miles i stick to that relatively cheap tap water,

chocolate milkshakes can be such a treat with a banana blended in though, something to look forward to when digging deep.

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