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On The Wagon For January

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:43

Yeah the sleep thing. Thought we were supposed to sleep better and be full of energy! At least training is going okish..

Increasing Cadence

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 15:46

180 is supposed to be the most efficient. Whole section in Lore of Running by Tim Noakes - gets v technical but quite interesting.
I generally do drills to improve cadence on a treadmill as it's easier to count with no distractions. Gets you used to the feel of that turnover, also get used to adjusting stride length depending on pace. I do find that keeping a constant cadence it is easier to accelerate in a race as you just have to lengthen your stride.
Mainly worked on it as I was 150-160 and as several have said you are overstriding and it was causing me knee and hip pain.

On The Wagon For January

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 15:07

Joined the wagon train - nothing since Christmas day - plan to go to at least April 8th (SDW50) - mainly because I'm a little behind on training and a bit too chubby. Did a 10k Sunday in 44:37 - well short of pb but better progress than I hoped.
Been hiding our left over booze - still calls from the cupboard though

24 Hour Soloists

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 17:18

It is a bit muddy in places and potentially wet - depends on weather obs! The good thing about it is you can basically take all your shoes and use as required! I used trail shoes when I did it and stuck to them but there hadn't been too much rain

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 08:50

Haven't been on in a while so I'm back to being a wannabe
Personal stuff and injury second half last year, was starting back this year when I managed to partially sever my big toe. Back to it now and just managed a 10mile race - first one of the year

24 Hour Soloists

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 08:38

I only mean boring in the sense that it is the same scenery over and over. A big part of the reason I do races is to go and explore different parts of the country. We have a lot of great places in this country and it's too easy to stick to local and same places.

24 Hour Soloists

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:19

I'm doing Hope24 next year for second time. I don't really like loops as I find it a bit boring and tough to keep going through the finish. Mostly as when I'm getting tired I just want to run not keep getting cheered every hour or so and told I'm doing well! I know, grumpy old git - but it's just down the road from me so I use it as training.

All good advice above, plus is not having to carry a lot and you can take everything you think you may possibly need. Def hat, gloves - easy to carry and can make a huge difference. Practice at night with head torch and I also practice walking/power hiking as most people walk - a lot of people walk the whole night stretch.

Long runs missed 1 month pre marathon

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 10:23

Get recovered and then follow your planned taper - 3 weeks out your main aim is to get to the start line healthy. You don't need the mental confidence boost and doing a long run 2 weeks out you won't see the benefit of that in endurance terms before the marathon. You've got some long runs in and having done one before you know what to expect - might not hit your target time but that depends what that was anyway.
Good luck!

Grizzly Place/ Space wanted 2015!!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 06:57

If you are on facebook there is a grizzly group and lots of places come up nearer the day.

Working on Christmas Day?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:10

Didn't say I didn't like my job, just not perhaps working 3 weeks over Christmas.

Besides it not as simple as that is it? Even if you don't like your job unless you have no commitments or responsibility for family you can't just pack it in.

Not to mention lack of transferable skills to a decent paid land job - not that there are any where I live which is why I work away.

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