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Manchester Running Tracks

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:29

Probably too late now, but yes it is open when there isn't an event on. Always best to phone and check. They usually answer fairly quickly, so maybe were closed when you phoned?


Orthotics and blisters....

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:57

Do you know about compeed? Prevents/protects most blisters. However when I got a blister on my blister despite the compeed I knew something wasn't right. The podiatrist adjusted the orthotics and I haven't had any since.


Good luck

Marathon help for beginner please!

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 22:48

I run 30+ km per week and rarely go much faster that 12 min miles. You are faster than many I run with

Orthotics and blisters....

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 21:07

Sometimes blisters appear with new orthotics, like they do with new shoes. But if they keep appearing the orthotics probably need adjusting. Call your podiatrist for advice. 


half marathon training plan - longest run

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 22:35

Thanks everyone. This is really helpful. 


half marathon training plan - longest run

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:47

Thanks,  that's very helpful. 


half marathon training plan - longest run

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 00:53

I'm a slow runner planning my first half marathon in the spring. I was expecting to use a 12 week training plan.

Every plan I've seen for 2hr 30 plus mins target times  limits the long run to 10 miles. Is this for sound training reasons or because they expect runners at these times to want to train the minimum to get around?

I ran long runs of 13k for my last 10k race and have done a few 11 mile runs before an upcoming 10 mile race. I always thought this was the wise thing to do.

 Should I be planning to run 15 miles or so in HM training,  or limit it to 10, which I can already do?


Pockets in running tops

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 00:34

I have several running tops with pockets at the side, although they seem less common than a couple of years ago. Most tights and shorts have a small pocket too


How to decide race pace to aim for?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 12:42

Thanks TimR, that's really useful.

How to decide race pace to aim for?

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:20

Thanks for the suggestion Tim.

I have been doing a 'tempo run' but at a slower pace than this, usually about 7:40 min/km. I took this from some calculator, can't remember which, but I guess it was based on a 78 min 10k time.

I was trying to build the distance of this run up, and struggling. The idea of keeping it at about 5k, and running it faster makes a lot of sense, and I'm going to try it.

I do struggle to find a route where I don't have to stop for traffic lights or similar, which feels like it messes the pace up and gives me too much of a rest. The local park is a bit hilly, which doesn't seem ideal for a tempo run, and there's been some attacks in the area, so I don't feel completely comfortable there. How do others plan a tempo route?

I have also joined a running club. The main club night run is usually 4-5 miles in intervals of about a mile, although they sometimes throw in some faster loops too. I find the pace in the slowest group just about copeable with (Garmin broke so I couldn't check) so I expect this is doing a similar job to a tempo run too?

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half marathon training plan - longest run

why do most plans only go up to 10 miles 
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How to decide race pace to aim for?

The only recent race I have done is the same distance as the one I'm training for. 
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Advice on coming back to running after long injury

injured knee a year ago, looking to get back to training without damaging it 
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Men's health marathon in 6 weeks training plan

Surely this is nonsense? 
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Advice with training paces - am I going too fast or slow?

average pace, moving pace or pace for most of distance? 
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How to improve times?

6 months to go from 77min to 60 min for 10K 
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10k and half marathon - can I be ready after injury?

Lost 6 weeks of plan due to work and injury 
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Do I need to reduce my distance?

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balancing nutrition and weight-loss

starting to run longer in training for half marathon 
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tempo run - don't understand the paces

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Preston half marathon

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Half marathon training plan - do I need to adapt if I'm slow?

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Blisters - would welcome advice

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Building fitness in my room

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disappointed by first race - was I unlucky or am I just too slow?

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