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Too fat to run now

Posted: 01/02/2010 at 18:42

Hey all,

Didn't do much training last week as knee has been giving me a bit of grief. Probably increasing mileage too quickly and in advance of weight coming down.

However, knee feels a bit better so went out for a sneaky 7-miler this evening (9.11 min/miles - got a long way to go before I can do 9 min/miles for a full 26 miles but getting their slowly).

Feeling reasonably proud of myself. I set out to not have anything to drink (alcohol) in January and almost managed it. Only two pints of lager one weak Friday evening and two glasses of Champagne when Mrs Malted got a new job. But, birthday this week so planning to shelf the t-total plans for an evening.

Broke the 14st 7lbs barrier this week also. Only another 2 stone to go before April 25th.


Too fat to run now

Posted: 27/01/2010 at 13:47

Hello all.

I recognise some old names on here from the FFF days of yore. I am just back into training after a long lay-off and lots of weight gain (I feel your pain Speedy G). I did a 9 miler this weekend for the first time in about 3 years or so and it felt great. Weight has started to come down (slower than I would like) and fitness has started to increase (slower than I would like).

I'm training for VLM this year. Not going to beat my PB (3:39) but if I can get under 4:00 (pushing it) I'll be over the moon considering the starting point on 1st January was a long way off fit.

Anyway's. Will probably be on here a little bit more over the coming weeks so pleased to meet all of you that I've never spoken to and hello again to those I have.


Sore knees post marathon

Posted: 05/05/2009 at 20:13

I agree with all that has been said already. You will feel aches and pains in all sorts of places after a marathon.

There is, however, one other thing that you should do to preserve your knees (and other joints) for a long life of running. Strengthen the muscles around your knees (and other joints). Try to do body weight exercises with a lack of stability at least once and preferably twice a week.

 Things to try are single leg squats (if you are doing these in a gym then you can try to use the balance boards to do it - but it will take a while to get good at them), single leg calf dips (stand on the edge of a step without holding onto anything and lower your heel down towards the ground and lift back up again). Also make sure that you are exercising your core (abs and back) as any weakness here means that you will lose your running style as you get tired and that can put extra strain on your joints.

Good luck and enjoy.

Losing it with Nam and Bear

Posted: 19/03/2008 at 00:53

Evening all... I am with Aitch on this one... I am not afraid of cats... just very allergic to them. They are also incredibly evil and have been created by satan himself. Other than that they are great!!!

Anyways, today I had:

B: Poached eggs on toast, glass of skimmed milk


L: Beans on toast

S: Orange, apple, strawberries

D: Chicken sheesh kebab with salad (no garlic sauce)

S: Weight watcher dessert

Exercise: sleeping cause not well

25.5 points, 3.5 points saved (for wine in France)

Losing it with Nam and Bear

Posted: 18/03/2008 at 17:25

Hi all,

Screamapillar has invited me along after finding me wandering around the corridors of Health&Injury crying out for support in my weight loss quest.

I've got 2 stone to lose. Injured and so running is out of the question for a while. Started the weight loss on Monday and have signed up to Weight Watchers online (I lost 6 stone with weight watchers about 6 or  years ago so it work for me but I've let it slip in the last 18 months and want to nip it in the bud before I end up as big as I was before).

Last 2 days have been very good diet wise - I've not had a blow out yet. One day at a time (Easter is coming).


Anyone on a diet

Posted: 18/03/2008 at 17:22
Ah ha... a spiritual home!!! Thanks screamapillar.

Anyone on a diet

Posted: 18/03/2008 at 16:42

Hey Alicetini,

I agree that "diet" is in essence not a good thing. I should have said "anyone trying to change their eating habits for good"? I think that is the difference with weight watchers. Nothing is banned but you just have to count it in your daily allowance. I managed to keep the weight off for a good 6 years after losing it with weight watchers and that was because it taught me how much was enough to keep the weight in check. The odd blow out doesn't matter. I sound like Weight Watchers PR!!!

If you are crazy hungry then you should eat something and try to make it something relatively healthy like a banana or something. If you let it get too crazy then you'll be straight to the biscuit tin, chocolate shop or crisp vending machine (whichever is nearest).

Anyone on a diet

Posted: 18/03/2008 at 16:34

Hi all,

About 7 years ago I was 18st 7lbs and through the magic of running I got myself down to 12st 7lbs and stayed there or there abouts for a number of years. Anyway, over the past year / 18 months I've had a really hard time at work and had to be prescribed anti-depressants etc etc and I've completely let myself go and rocketed up to 14st 7lbs (not as bad as before).

Anyway, on Monday morning I woke up and decided that enough was enough and I was going on the wagon (the food wagon) and I joined Weight Watchers online (I used WW meetings to lose all my weight first time around).

So, if anyone else is on a diet and wants to talk about what they've eaten (good or bad), what they've lost or gained then this is the place to vent and get the support you need.

Happy dieting!

Two days into the diet and all is well. I can be a stubborn sod when I want to be and that helps when it comes to dieting will power. The challenge will be this weekend when my mum is coming down to visit and we taking a day trip to France. Hmmmm... red wine and cheese and a pregnant wife to drive back!!! Oh, and then there's the wife's easter eggs to avoid too.


Stress Fracture, Shin Splints or something else?

Posted: 17/03/2008 at 21:31

Hi all,

Long time no post. I've been out of the running scene for over a year now (and boy, does my waistline know it). Anyway, I've been trying to get back into again without much luck. I am a couple of stone heavier than I was 18 months ago, which is probably not helping, but I am not able to run more than a couple of miles now without getting an almost unbearable pain down the front / outside of my right shin.

Let me try to explain the symptoms (and why I don't think it's shin splints). For the first couple of miles of running, I am absolutely fine. After about 2 or 3 miles though, I start to get a pain to the outside of my righ shin, just above the ankle. The pain gets progressively worse until I have to stop. Although I've been running less than once a week to try and sort it, the distance I'm able to run before the pain comes in is actually getting less. When I do eventually have to stop I feel like I have a cramp in a muscle that runs from the outside of my right calf to the top of my right foot. If I stop and stretch that muscle out by pointing my toes down onto the ground and pushing forward from the heel to stretch out the front of my shin and upper foot I can get the pain to subside but when I start running again, it only takes another 1/4 mile or so for the cramp / pain / whatever to stop me running again.

I don't think it is shin splints because the pain is not there at the start of the run and there is no tenderness on any area of my shin (and the pain is actually to the outside of the shin and not on the bone itself).

HELP!!!! I want to get back into running!!!


Asics 2120 vs 2130?

Posted: 02/03/2008 at 21:17

I have just thrown my 2120s in the bin. I absolutely detest them. After running in a couple of pairs of 2110s I thought that the next ones up woulod be fine. I can't get more than about 3 miles in them before my shins cramp up and it feels like running with wood strapped to my feet. There is absolutely no give in them!!!

Going to to give the 2130s a go tomorrow in the running shop but if they don't feel a lot more comfortable I'll be steering clear of Asics.

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