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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.

Fatty wants to run

Posted: 01/11/2011 at 19:24

Yes go for it, start with something like C25K programme, search google, then gradually increase into a marathon programme, but start today. tomorrow never comes!

Good luck

150k November Challenge

Posted: 28/10/2011 at 20:00


easy to measure a course

Berlin 2012

Posted: 26/10/2011 at 17:03
If i remember right anything over 4 hrs puts you at the back, there is a staggered start, the rear pen xing the start line about 20/25 min after the start gun. however this means the course is quite open all the way round. much of the course is on far wider road than london so not too much of a bottleneck that i can recall.

Berlin 2012

Posted: 25/10/2011 at 20:31
Yes templehof, feels a bit like a cold war spy film location, great expo, far better than london
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