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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?

How to decide race pace to aim for?

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 22:44

I feel good today - slightly achy but nothing feels too bad.

I don't feel I could have run it faster given how I felt and the conditions. It was quite hot in the last half hour, so maybe I'd have managed a few seconds faster if it stayed cool. I had to dodge a lot of traffic in the last km, which also cost me a little time. But I definitely fel I ran it as well as I could have done.

Like the time before, I definitely tired at about 8km, only this time I managed to hang on until the end, even managing the last half km significantly faster. It felt fairly easy until about 6km, but I think that I would have faded out at about 8km if I'd gone faster earlier on.

So the sub 75 target definitely needs to wait a few months until I've done more training. I'm up to about 16k in training, so I have the endurance, but I'm not quite sure what I need to do to develop the endurance at a faster speed.


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