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Decent looking shorts

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:24

Had to take a look Lit and like the Warning:    looking directly at the Duds may result in dizziness, nausea & hypnotism. Physical effects aside, these optically-thrilling shorts will mesmerise your fellow runners and make your nether-region the talk of the running track.

Should stop people following too close in a race!

Decent looking shorts

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 11:11

I wear the mens version and they are the best shorts ever for a long run and because the pockets and elasticated gel thingys on the back are spread across the whole of the back and slightly on your side you don't notice any real weight.  Having two ordinary side pockets gives you somewhere to stuff gloves on a cold morning rather than down your pants.

Seren they have a drawstring so that plus the even spread of weight doesn't give a feel they are about to come down.

eating during long runs

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:07

What a mix of things people eat on runs. I don't think I could eat some of the high fibre things suggested without stopping for a download.  What you do need though is stuff that is high on the GI list so the sugars get into your blood as quick as possible and the gels are formulated to do that.  I believe even those take about 30 minutes to start to have an effect.

Exercising after a c sectionh

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:00

12 weeks is the advised minimum for a c section if you were to ask a personal trainer.

Getting fit for the RAF - Selection and Basic Training

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 14:29

Good choice of service, I did 22 years in the RAF as an aircraft engineer, great part of my life.  Cougie is right, you just need some good endurance to pass the test, which is repeated every year just in case you're tempted to get back on your arse again!

At your age and weight you should soon be able to hit that 11 mins target for 1.5 miles.  There is also a gym test, can't remember the volumes but it used to be a press up and sit ups test.

Good luck with it and achieving your ambition

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 15:46

Agree Ryan its a very personal choice, I guess with yours you had 7 weeks to race day and you kept to MP.  The danger is probably going quicker than MP and the closer to race day the more damaging that could be, potentially.

Again agree that the more experience you have allows you to tailor programmes to match your own abilities.

I think last year everybody found the 18 with 14 at MP a tough one, weird as a few weeks later it will seem a doddle. 

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 15:24

I know we all make our own decisions in the end on the long runs, number of etc. but I think this thread last year most people only went to 14 miles at the most at MP.  A race of 20 is likely to be faster than MP anyway and apart from the possibility of injury it will have a real impact on your training for a couple of weeks afterwards.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 12:15

Hi 15w, yes got a place in VLM courtesy of hitting 60 next year and squeezing into the GFA time.  

Have also managed to find myself being made redundant, thinking about moving, perhaps early retiring, perhaps something different in work, but pretty cool about it especially as it means training is easy at the moment in daylight.

Yer maj congrats on last year, I used P&D as well and didn't pb but got within 40 seconds of my previous time 5 years earlier so convinced of the benefits of the programme, and it means I have the GFA place, so just need to repeat it again.  Set to start my 18 week programme on 9th December.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 22:12

Hmm P&D, wonder how well this works?

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