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What to do? Advice please?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 14:59

Hi Shasel,

As above your times so far are looking good! I haven't got under a much under 7 mile yet but can run a 3:40 marathon. You will of course find you are better at some distances than others so some of your targets may feel easier than others. The only way to run faster is to run faster. I'm not trying to be clever but once a week just have a mess about with speed work (read up on fartleks). As Tricia says maybe go for a half in the autumn (Sept-Dec) and a 10k spring/summer that will get your speed work up together. Have a look at Hal Higdon's website, he has some good training programmes.

Also living with hills is a blessing in disguise as then any flat race will be a breeze!


Vegetarian/Pescetarian Diet Whilst Running

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 15:22

Have a look on "Oh She Glows" a vegan website but has some great ideas. Here are some good veggie recipes.




Don't forget you can add lentils (especially red ones) to thicken up a sauce, sprinkle nuts and seeds on yogurt and peanut butter are also ideas that have worked for me as is hummus which is sesame and chickpeas so has your essential fats and protein.

(I have only been a veggie two and a bit years and have run marathons as meat eater and veggie and found no real difference to my ability).


Getting faster??

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 14:57

I found just throwing in a bit of speed work made a difference.

So once a week, on say a 4 mile run....

Running my "normal pace" for a mile and then spending two miles running faster between say four lamp-posts then going back to "normal" again before speeding up over another random distance be it two roundabouts or to the next litter bin before spending a mile back at my "normal" to finish.

First, well Second Marathon (with a 6 year vice-ridden gap)

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 14:21

I can vouch for the Hal Higdon plans. I have done the intermediate and the advanced and have done well on the back of them.

Re the runners knee have a look at ITB stretches as this can sometimes be tight and pull on the knee.

London Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 15:17

You will manage it if you put in the training.

I have non-running friends who last October were puffing after half a mile. They then got to a point they were grumbling at running "12 miles this weekend" and by the end of it they were cheerily saying "ONLY 12 miles this weekend"  They got around London in just under five and a half hours.


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 16:14

Hello, (epileptic here).

Totally agree speak to your GP, preferably your neurologist as NEADs and epilepsy can be so, so different from one person to the next. I can only really comment on the seizure side as I believe the causes for NEADs can be different from that of epilepsy although the outcomes are the same.

Is there a pattern to your seizures? Do you know what causes them? Are you suffering from full-on tonic-clonic seizures or "funny turns" (excuse the term funny turns but they can be so varied from staring into space to walking around in circles mumbling I can't think of another word.)

There are a few devices out there that can sense and send an alarm to a friend/relative if they sense you are having a fit (I think they are based on if they think you have fallen over).

If you decide to run always let somebody know where you are going and how long you expect to be. I usually have a piece of ID on me should I end up in a hedge or something.

Road v treadmill again

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 15:28

Definitely echo Cougie. Little things like a small breeze, a slight camber in the road or temperature will make a difference. Just like you have been training yourself to run your body has to get used to be outside.

You will have runs where you feel you could conquer the world and runs where you feel like you are running through treacle. It happens to everyone be it an experienced marathon runner or a first-time 5k-er. That's just the way it is. But you are out there, still doing it so high-five to that!


IT band

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 15:17

Hi Vickie,

Have a go at a sports massage just to loosen it off as a tight ITB will often present with knee pain. Once it is loose you will be able to go and do the yoga etc as Cal says from a zero point as it were.

White star running

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 15:52

Glad to hear the positive thoughts on this one. Am stepping up from marathons (my last was Avebury-Stonehenge) and thought, as it was local, about giving this one a go. 

Best first ultra event........

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 16:12

Sorry, yeah, I was just saying that the 53421 30k was a good one so the 50k probably will be aswell but I haven't ventured onto that distance yet.

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